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Re: [p2-dev] bundle version numbers...?


I agree with your initial intepretation, that given the magnitude of changes we made between 3.5 and 3.6 we should have incremented the minor segment of most or all p2 bundles. Clearly there was signficant new feature work, and the current numbers suggest we only made non-visible bug fixes. The API tools don't help us here because these bundles don't have any API, and I think we have come to rely on the tools to help us increment version numbers. We know there are adopters out there consuming our provisional API, so I think we need to increment the minor number when our provisional API changes, so clients can set their ranges accordingly. So, here is my suggestion:

Increment minor segment for:
  - Changes to provisional API (breaking or not)
  - Non-trivial visible changes in the UI
  - Additions or changes of command line arguments to command line tools
  - Other major code changes

John




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Per Dani's note to eclipse-dev last week [1], I realized that I have updated some p2 code and did not update the bundle version as part of making the changes.
I checked the version guidelines[2] and in my case decided it was appropriate to update the minor segment, because I made an externally visible change (changed the way the license page works in the install wizards).

But...
I then noticed that we shipped 3.5 with many (all?) p2 bundle version numbers at 1.0.100.qualifier.
This would indicate no major changes since 3.4. I suppose since we don't have any supported API, we could argue that none of the changes in 3.5 are externally visible.

At any rate...
Going into 3.6, what should we use as the bundle version number? If/when we declare API, I would suppose we would move to 1.1.0.
But in the meantime, should we be using 1.0.200.qualifier?

thanks,
susan


[1]
http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/eclipse-dev/msg08655.html
[2]
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