[sheepdog-users] [ANNOUNCE] stable sheepdog branch

Liu Yuan namei.unix at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 05:15:00 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:06:36PM +0900, Hitoshi Mitake wrote:
> At Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:18:37 +0900,
> MORITA Kazutaka wrote:
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > In the previous IRC meeting, we decided to maintain stable branches
> > for minor version releases like 0.6.x.  Currently, Hitoshi is willing
> > to take charge of it, but feel free to let us know if there is someone
> > who wants to manage the stable branches.
> > 
> > I think he will propose a plan for stable versions (release cycle,
> > branch name, patch management policy, and so on) later.
> Hi all,
> I'd like to propose a rough idea of the stable branch management
> policy.
> - what kind of patches will be imported to the stable branch
> Of course bug fixes (e.g. Kyle's zookeeper fix) are highly
> prioritized. And cleaning patches would also be imported even if they
> do nothing for users because bug fixes might depend on them.
> In addition, I want to import patches of new features for helping
> administration as much as possible. These would be helpful for users
> who employ sheepdog for production purposes.
> - release cycle
> I'll pick a major release for a base of the stable branch per 6
> months.
> One stable branch will be updated once per 4 weeks. The release would
> be done after the periodic IRC meeting. I feel this releasing pace
> would be confortable for users.
> - naming scheme of the stable branch (and the master branch)
> Current versioning scheme of sheepdog is x.y.z. I want to use a naming
> scheme x.y.z-yyyy.mm.dd for a version number of stable branch
> releases. yyyy/mm/dd expresses the release date of the branch. I will
> create a branch which has a name like x.y.z-yyyy.mm.dd-working between
> each release and push patches to this branch. Renaming
> x.y.z-yyyy.mm.dd-working to x.y.z will be releasing. After that, I'll
> create next x.y.z-yyyy.mm.dd-working'.

I'd sugguest master branch use x.y naming or simply x.

For simplicity, how about just bump version like (assume we use x for master)
x.0, x.1, x.2 ... ?


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