[PATCH weston v2 1/4] releasing: how to handle libweston

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 12:16:47 UTC 2016

From: Pekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen at collabora.co.uk>

libweston has separate version numbering from weston because of
development needs.

During development, weston version is major.minor.90 which will never be
a release version number. While developing, we may break the libweston
backward-compatibility, in which case libweston_major_version will be
bumped. This means that libweston_major_version > weston_major_version
but only during the development period and for the pre-releases. When
the official x.y.0 release is made, weston and libweston versions will
get synchronized as explained in releasing.txt.

The reason we do this is that e.g. during the weston 3.0.90 development
period we must be able to install libweston-4.so because the development
has broken the compatibility and so we cannot install it as libweston-3.so
anymore. However, we cannot bump weston to 4.0.90, because then the
official release would go backwards in numbers to 4.0.0.

This also means that weston pre-releases major.minor.9x may install
libweston-(major+1).so. There is also libweston-(major+1).pc file but it
will give the weston version as the version number. IOW, pkg-config
check for 'libweston-M < M.0.0' matches only the pre-releases of the
libweston major version M. Hence, 'libweston-M >= M.0.0' cannot be
satisfied by pre-releases.

The weston and libweston version numbers MUST be identical in all
releases except the pre-releases major.minor.9x.

When the 1.11.91 pre-release is made, the rules imply that libweston
version will be bumped from 0.0.0 to 1.11.91. The bumping will continue
up to the 1.12.0 release. After the bump to 1.12.90, the libweston
version may be bumped to 2.0.0. Then the rules imply that:
- 1.12.9x pre-releases install libweston 2.0.0
- the next .0 release is 2.0.0 containing libweston 2.0.0

If the 1.12 stable branch will see additional releases, those will be
numbered 1.12.1, 1.12.2, etc. with the libweston version being the same
as the release version number.

If we have release 2.0.91 without libweston major bump, then libweston
version will match the release version, leading up to 2.1.0.

Signed-off-by: Pekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen at collabora.co.uk>
Reviewed-by: Jonas Ã…dahl <jadahl at gmail.com>
 releasing.txt | 15 ++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/releasing.txt b/releasing.txt
index 0aae23a..b30991f 100644
--- a/releasing.txt
+++ b/releasing.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,20 @@ To make a release of Weston and/or Wayland, follow these steps.
       release with any needed protocol updates.
   2.  Update the first three lines of configure.ac to the intended
-      version, commit.  Then commit your changes:
+      version.
+      For Weston's x.y.0 releases, if libweston_major_version is greater than
+      weston_major_version, bump the Weston version numbers (major, minor,
+      micro) to match the libweston version numbers (major, minor, patch).
+      Additionally for all Weston releases, if libweston version
+      major.minor.patch is less than Weston version major.minor.micro, bump
+      libweston version numbers to match the Weston version numbers.
+      Weston releases are made with the Weston version number, not with the
+      libweston version number.
+      Then commit your changes:
       $ export RELEASE_NUMBER="x.y.z"
       $ export RELEASE_NAME="[alpha|beta|RC1|RC2|official|point]"

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