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Suggestions to improve the versioning scheme of the Askbot releases

asked 2017-03-16 10:57:31 -0500

gopalraha's avatar

updated 2017-03-17 14:33:10 -0500

Evgeny's avatar

I am working with AskBot since 6-months and I have tested the AskBot with Different Linux distro including Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 8, CentOS 7, RHEL 7.

The Askbot have different branches including different Django versions the Askbot branches looks like

0.7.x, 0.8.x, 0.9.x, 0.10.x

Instead of different branches Why not it must be at one that is major versions like ASKBOT 1.0 must be dependent on Latest Django version.

Please merge all AskBot subversion 0.7.x, 0.8.x, 0.9.x, 0.10.x to AskBot major version 1.0.x

If it has major versions updates are going to be maintained easily.That is recommended step for future development and releases under Latest stable Django environment.

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answered 2017-03-17 14:26:18 -0500

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updated 2017-03-17 14:28:06 -0500

From what I gather in the suggestion - would be nice to support the latest version of Django - of course it makes sense. Regarding branching of versions - it has become required since at some point versions of Django became mutually incompatible. Perhaps this will stop being the case at some point.

Regarding how to name the versions - I think it's not that important as long as the scheme is understandable.

At this point it is not hard to maintain sub-versions 0.7 - 0.10, so older version still continue to receive updates and their templates and internationalization strings are almost fully compatible.

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I am totally agree with your suggestions. If you don't mind one thing I want to say that the new users are still in confused whether sub version is to be used from 0.7 to 0.10 for installation. I think it would be better if all the sub versions become a major version 1.0 . Although you may divide the Askbot into two groups one is sub version and another one is major versions so that users will install the Askbot according to their needs.

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