[Mesa-dev] Proposal of date-based Mesa versioning for 2017

Tobias Klausmann tobias.johannes.klausmann at mni.thm.de
Sun Oct 2 14:22:12 UTC 2016

On 02.10.2016 13:56, Nicolai Hähnle wrote:
> On 01.10.2016 22:22, Tobias Klausmann wrote:
>> On 01.10.2016 21:46, Marek Olšák wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I propose that we use versioning in the form of "year.quarter".
>>> 2017 would start with 17.0, then 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 for following
>>> quarters of the year, respectively.
>>> 2018 would start with 18.0, then 18.1, 18.2, 18.3.
>>> The motivation is that you can easily tell when a specific Mesa
>>> version was released with an accuracy of 3 months.
>>> That's the only scheme that seems practical to me. Everything else
>>> seems arbitrary or random.
>>> Opinions?
>> Why not just use year.month instead, would be more accurate...and
>> releases happen semi random anyway and not after a given time.
> That's fine for something like Ubuntu where they really stick to their 
> two releases per year, in the same months each year. I'm not so sure 
> that that's a realistic goal for Mesa, and if releases *aren't* 
> consistently happening in the same months, you end up introducing a 
> lot of confusion about which version numbers exist and which don't.

This is true, but also holds true for year.quarter, if we miss one 
quarterly release (18.1, 18.2, 18.4, whoops where is 18.3).

> Time-based with YY.0 for the first release of the year, and then YY.1, 
> YY.2, etc. works fine.

Thats allright and would help in not confuse people so much, but with it 
you miss the "when was it released again?" thing Marek tried to introduce.


> Cheers,
> Nicolai

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