[Qt-creator] Switching to more "semantic" versioning scheme
Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Thu Mar 25 11:48:02 CET 2021
> On Mar 25, 2021, at 09:25, Dmitriy Purgin <dpurgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> have you considered a date-based versioning scheme? It would have practically the same features as the proposed one, but additionally carries the information how old a particular Qt Creator version is.
Yes that was another option under discussion. See also https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTCREATORBUG-25486 .
A date-based versioning scheme does not carry any information about compatibility (not more than we already had, at least). Granted, that is only relevant to a minority of plugin developers. Another reason is that Qt Creator would be the odd one with date-based versioning in the Qt Project realm. Changing Qt Creator to actual semantic versioning is basically bringing Qt Creator to the same versioning _scheme_.
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 10:06 AM Eike Ziller <Eike.Ziller at qt.io> wrote:
> We want to switch Qt Creator to semantic versioning, which means bumping the major version for each feature release, since we don’t keep binary compatibility between these.
> - Next release after 4.15 is Qt Creator 5.
> - Followed by Qt Creator 6 in December 2021.
> - Qt Creator 7 in spring 2022
> - and so on.
> The major version of Qt Creator doesn’t have any meaning at the moment, so we’d like to give it one. We almost always do incremental changes instead of major overhauls in one go, so basing the major version on some kind of feature change doesn’t make much sense. Bumping the major version for each feature release sounds more sensible because of this, and fits the semantic versioning scheme.
> Bump version to 5.0 beta1 (Id8510dd7) · Gerrit Code Review
> changes the version used in the master branch.
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