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Thursday, November 6 • 13:40 - 14:20
Using alpha versioning for Oslo libraries

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We use alpha version numbers on Oslo libraries to limit releases of new libraries to our development environment, in part to avoid risk in the stable maintenance builds. We also use them to indicate to distros that they may not need to package the alpha release but can use it for testing their packaging tools. There are a lot of objections to the use of alpha version numbers., and the main argument seems to be that we shouldn't be relying on alpha versions, which IMO ignores the fact that we need development and functional test time on new libraries just as we do with applications. This topic is then tied up with thes question of whether and how we do functional testing and unit cross-testing for libraries as well as the role of the incubator in evolving APIs.


Thursday November 6, 2014 13:40 - 14:20 CET

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