[logback-dev] Logback version

Ralph Goers Ralph.Goers at dslextreme.com
Fri Sep 12 20:24:52 CEST 2008

A version number less than 1.0 signals to people that you don't think it 
is good enough to be used in production.  I'm just not sure what your 
standards are for marking it production ready.

 From what I can tell Logback is being used in quite a number of places, 
so if you were to make an incompatible change between 0.9.9 and 0.9.10 I 
think a few people would be upset. 

As for signaling change, that is always possible. All you have to do is 
document your strategy on the web site. For example:
1.0.x - bug fixes, no binary incompatibility
1.1.x - enhancements - may introduce some functional or configuration 
2.x - big enhancements. Binary compatibility not guaranteed.

You can make your own rules of course.

Ceki Gulcu wrote:
> Hi Ralph,
> Just taking it slow. With a 0.9.x version, there is more wiggle room for making 
> changes than with 1.0. Also, 0.9 signals potential contributors that change is 
> still possible. Basically, 1.0 has a mantle of completeness which is not 
> currently the case for logback...
> Does it make a difference for you?
> Ralph Goers wrote:
>> I'm just wondering why you are planning on the next version being 
>> 0.9.10. What is keeping you from releaseing 1.0?

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