[TIP] 1.0.0 for unittest2?
michael at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Nov 18 03:12:48 PST 2014
On 17/11/14 20:56, Robert Collins wrote:
> On 18 November 2014 06:36, Michael Foord <michael at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 30/10/14 09:30, Robert Collins wrote:
>>> Anyone have specific criteria we should meet before bumping unittest2
>>> to 1.0.0 (which I'd like to do to get it onto a semver path).
>> For the record, I have no opinion on this. I vaguely wonder if we should
>> adopt Python release numbers instead and track the "upstream" releases
>> instead of ad-hoc releases.
>> Possibly with a micro version number of our own if we need to fix bugs that
>> are unittest2 specific?
> I too had pondered on that.
> Here's the broad situation:
> - my intent is to aggressively backport on changes to tip, not on
> releases of cPython - that way we have a) some backpressure *against*
> spurious API breaks in cPython and b) early feedback if we do
> something daft :) and c) as little disincentive for fixing things in
> the right place as possible.
This seems like a killer argument to not *only* tracking releases.
> - we're going to have a problem with versions before cPython does
> each major release. E.g. right now we'd be what? 220.127.116.11?
That seems ok to me if we go down that road.
> - our current version numbers are strictly lower than cPython's, so
> we can adopt cPython's versions easily if we want, modulo the concern
> above (and assuming we're happy with 4-element versions).
Postponing the decision - and maybe hitting 1.0.0 with the release of
CPython 3.5 if we decide not to track CPython version numbers is fine
Tracking CPython version numbers (with the additional micro-micro
version) does make it easy to tell what version of Python you have
feature parity with (so which docs to read!). So it's an attractive option.
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