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Re: New release

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: New release
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 21:09:42 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 05:29:35PM +0100, Patrick Leslie Polzer wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I would like to propose the following release strategy:
> 1) make the next version number 1.7
> 2) release at least one release candidate before the final version
> Reasons: major changes in 1.6.24/1.6.25 (PedUnit support, important bug
> fixes in disk_dos.c and the contraint solver) and the next version
> (major structural changes in disk_gpt.c and fs_ext2/, both of which
> still need good testing, favorably by lots of users; new documentation

I would include there the code for more flexible flags and partition types and
generic handling of values of many kind in partition tables, since this will
break ABI i believe.

I think we should not hurry with the 1.7 release, and have some kind of
'devel' branch for it to put into it all abi breaking changes we want to do.

> format) warrant a change of minor version. It will also motivate more
> people to upgrade their parted package (I'm still annoyed all the time
> by all kinds of different rescue disks and distributions still having
> some version < 1.6.24).

Hehe. :) Also, please, try changing the message to something that asks people
to try out the newer version if any (URL at http://...) to check if a new
version is available.


Sven Luther

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