Build Debate: Followup on Build Naming

Charles Merriam charles.merriam at
Wed Apr 30 17:39:33 EDT 2008

Hello All,

After a small novel worth of posts about having time-based release
numbers, the push from those that make that choice seem to be to have
function based release numbers.   The time-based release number was my
minimum buy-in as stated, so I'll bow out of build and release
problems for another year.

So, the 2008 Debate of Build and Release
( is now

Have a great day,


On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Michael Stone <michael at> wrote:
> cjb, cscott, and I just chatted about build names. We have absolutely no
>  problem announcing official-703 (when candidate-703 becomes official)
>  under whatever name seems good but we have no consensus about what that
>  name should be. cscott proposes '8.1' on the basis that it will be our
>  first 2008 release. mstone thought we should bake a month into the name
>  (perhaps 2008.04 or April-2008). Scott strongly preferred to avoid
>  baking a month designator into the name because, as best I understand,
>  he thinks we cannot afford to ship another release until we've made
>  'enough' improvement in at least one of our (approximately) four
>  networking scenarios.
>  Please correct and debate,
>  Michael
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