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Re: xfsprogs: update version for 3.2.0-alpha1

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfsprogs: update version for 3.2.0-alpha1
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:09:47 -0500
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, rjohnston@xxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 9/23/13 10:07 AM, Ben Myers wrote:
> Hi Gents,
> 
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 09:04:30AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> On 9/23/13 7:26 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 08:38:55AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 03:56:37PM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
>>>>> xfsprogs: update version for 3.2.0-alpha1
>>>>
>>>> I'd say this is a major feature and infrastructure
>>>> update across the entire xfsprogs package, and in that case a
>>>> PKG_MAJOR bump is warranted, not PKG_MINOR.
>>>>
>>>> i.e. We're shooting for a 4.0 release, not 3.2...
>>>
>>> I tend to disagree with the 4.0 bump.
>>>
>>> 2.0 was when the new xattr ABI was introduced, and 3.0 was when we
>>> pulled fsr over from xfsdump to xfsprogs as well as drastically reducing
>>> the amount of installed headers.
>>>
>>> While the v5 support is a major internal change I think 3.2 would fit
>>> better for this.
>>
>> *shrug* TBH I Don't care a whole lot.  Externally for old users in theory
>> it shouldn't be a big change.  But internally it's huge, and it enables
>> a new disk format, so ... well, I don't want to bikeshed it too much.
>>
>> I'd mostly like to see _something_ w/ a version number on it so distros
>> can easily start to pick it up in testing repos.
> 
> I have no strong preference... there are plenty of letters in the alphabet.
>  
>>> I'd also be tempted to just cut 3.2.0 instead of an alpha version - just
>>> keep the v5 support experimental, maybe under a configure option.
>>
>> But so many changes are already made throughout the codebase, I think firing
>> off a point release with half-baked V5 support seems weird at this point.
>>
>> IOWs, aside from the V5 work I'm not sure anything merits a point release.
> 
> I do tend to agree with Eric that it is a good idea to do an alpha release
> though.  A configure option is an intersting idea too, but that's not how it's
> coded today.  Right now it's just a very loud warning when you create a
> filesystem with crc=1.  That's probably good enough.
> 
> How about we just do a 3.2 alpha now to get something out there, and if after
> all the painting is finished and y'all still want a 4.0 bump, we'll do one.  
> ;)
> 
> The major constraint being... we don't want to go backward.

I was thinking the same thing.  There's not a lot of risk other than potential
oddities of i.e. 3.2.0-rc2 going to 4.0.0 w/ no 3.2.0 in between, but that's 
not really
going to break anything.

-Eric

> -Ben
> 

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