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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: "-incubator" in versions of podling maven artifacts
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:01:15 GMT
When you say break, do you mean some software is unable to compare version
numbers correctly, or that we don't comply with the text of ?

> A pre-release version MAY be denoted by appending a hyphen and a series
of dot separated identifiers immediately following the patch version.
Identifiers MUST comprise only ASCII alphanumerics and hyphen [0-9A-Za-z-].
Identifiers MUST NOT be empty. Numeric identifiers MUST NOT include leading
zeroes. Pre-release versions have a lower precedence than the associated
normal version. A pre-release version indicates that the version is
unstable and might not satisfy the intended compatibility requirements as
denoted by its associated normal version. Examples: 1.0.0-alpha,
1.0.0-alpha.1, 1.0.0-0.3.7, 1.0.0-x.7.z.92.

An incubator release is a kind of pre-release - community wise. But perhaps
you mean this is not ideal for mature projects who were codewise stable
before joining the incubator?
On 10 Feb 2015 23:29, "Julien Le Dem" <> wrote:

> Hi Incubator,
> I'd like some context about the requirement of adding -incubating in the
> file name of podling releases.
> It seems we require adding -incubating in the version for maven artifacts
> which breaks Semantic versioning as hyphen is used for pre-releases.
> It is also confusing as we vote on a version number but that's not what we
> use as the artifact version.
> We are already publishing the source release in the incubator project and
> have incubating in its file name as well as DISCLAIMER files.
> So it seems to me that adding it in the maven artifact is a bit overkill.
> Every release as to get through the vote of the IPMC anyway so it's not
> like podlings releases are not vetted appropriately.
> opinions from the IPMC?
> Julien

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