Re: Sawfish 1.7.1 will be released next week.

Am Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:11:43 +0900 (JST)
schrieb Teika Kazura <teika lavabit com>:

Here's my point of view:

1.7.1 deprecates 1.7.0, because it is a newer version of the same line (1.7.x). would indicate a hot-fix for a very important issue. Poweroff-issue has normal
urgency, not high, because: a) it's only for standalone-sawfish, b) only if you use it
and c) there's already a workaround.

Tradition: 1.3.5.x there the only four-digit releases, because of only bugs (in .2
and .3 it's been a serious issue), else we released 1.5.1 and 1.6.1 as the first

That's the reason why I have chosen 1.7.1 in favor of

> On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 11:57:17 +0200, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
> > Sawfish 1.7.1 will be released next weekend.
> > 
> > If you have something urgent, that needs to be done, write a mail.
> It should be which is 1.7.0 + the poweroff bugfix
> only.
> I'm not sure of the current HEAD quality. It compiled on my PC,
> enabling translations, but it's a weak corroboration. An edit of emacs
> file "sawfish.el" done by me after 1.7.0 had a serious bug. It's
> fixed, but it indicates that things are not always so innocuous.

Well, the issue is fixed, all other changes are tested by me, before committing.

> It's not an explicit policy, but from another custom of ours
> indicates 1.7.0 is deprecated. But 1.7.1 doesn't; it implies that
> 1.7.0 is still a compatible choice. (If you agree it, I'll record it
> in the wiki.)

I know what you mean, but I doubt poweroff is a candidate for If it would be a
serious issue, like Sawfish not running, compiling or if data would get lost, then I
would agree (in this case the release would have come immediately after the fix).

> And if we follow our custom, 1.7.1 would contain more. (It's merely
> a custom, not a rule, though.)

The custom is basically, x.x.0: major changes, x.x.1: fixes and small changes,
x.x.2+: individual.

> And it won't hurt at all to release
> Thanks a lot beforehand.
> Teika (Teika kazura)


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