RFC: no automatic updates of packages with major version change

Thomas Lumley tlumley@u.washington.edu
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:08:46 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002 Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at wrote:
> We want to define a "major version number change" as a change of the
> first digit of the version number, such that 1.1.1 -> 2.0.0 is a major
> change, while 1.1.1 -> 1.2.0 is not. An exception will be that a move
> from 0.x to 1.x is no major change (because the 0.x series is read as
> "working towards 1.0").

While R could set whatever standards it likes for package numbers I think
it's asking for trouble to require no API changes before version 1.0 (as
grid illustrates)


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