[racket-dev] [plt] Push #21356: gr2 branch updated

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 27 16:24:14 EDT 2010

On 10/27/2010 02:22 PM, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>>> mflatt has updated `gr2' from 5633895cf0 to 2b2de4ece6.
>>>  http://git.racket-lang.org/plt/5633895cf0..2b2de4ece6
>> So, I see from this commit that you're planning to move the version
>> number to 5.5.  I think this is a mistake.  We've been trying to be
>> more "conventional" in our project managment, and I think we should
>> stick with just incrementing the version.  There's no reason that 5.1
>> can't be a significant improvement over 5.0, and skipping versions
>> just adds potential for confusion.
>> Other than that, yay for GR2!
> Matthew and I did talk about this briefly and it seems like this is
> more than +0.1, but less than a +1.0 change to the version number.
> We've done this in the past about 3 times, which is low given how
> often we've changed the version number.
> Is there no conventional precedent for this?
I agree with Sam. A change from 5.2 to 5.5 wouldn't make me think "oh,
lots of stuff changed but not enough to warrant a major number", instead
I would think "well what happened to 5.3 and 5.4?"

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