[avahi] Release todo list.

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.de
Sun Aug 7 05:58:23 EST 2005

On Sat, 06.08.05 15:09, Sebastien Estienne (sebastien.estienne at gmail.com) wrote:

> > > That'w why i think we should release at 0.8/0.9 to mean that it's
> > > beta/RC and need wider testing to fix remaining bugs and hit 1.0.
> > >
> > > What's your opinion?
> > 
> > Modesty is an exclusive trait.

> Version number is not about modesty, i think it's about reflecting the
> status of a project (IMO).
> And using 0.8 is still "modest" as it is < 1.0 :)

The udev people did it the right way. There versions numbers are
integers formatted as %03u. (e.g. 000, 001, 002, ... 065) I like that.

For all my software I used integers formatted as "0.%u". The "0."
doesn't make much sense, but I like it that way. I never released any
1.x software in my life. After 0.9 comes 0.10, 0.11, 0.12 - and not
1.0, 1.1, 1.2.

Honestly, I don't care enough about version numbers. I'd say we start
with 0.1. But that's just me. Software shouldn't be judged by version
numbers but by its quality. Just think of Windows *95*. ;-)

> > The only missing (code) part ist the C client library which I don't
> > consider essential. Therefore I'd vote for releasing 0.1 this weekend
> > without libavahi-client. Lathiat, what's the current status of your
> > work on that library? I haven't seen you on either IRC nor ICQ in a
> > long time.
> > 
> Is Wide-Area support on the todo for... 0.2 ?

The nice things about to do lists is that you don't have to take them
seriously. I am personally more interested in DNSSEC for mDNS, but
time will tell what will be done. 

Wide-area Bonjour requires "long lived query" support in DNS servers
as far as I know. Is there any DNS server software that provides
DNS-LLQ out-of-the-box? I don't think so. As of now I consider
LLQ/wide area bonjour an obscure Apple specific protocol nobody else
has ever implemented. As long as bind doesn't ship with support for
LLQ I don't see any point in implementing this.


Lennart Poettering; lennart [at] poettering [dot] de
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