[Bioperl-l] Withdraw Bio::Graphics and Bio::DB::SeqFeature from bioperl distribution?
cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Nov 11 13:23:27 EST 2008
Regardless of what we call it (1.5.3, 1.6, 'biofoo'), I'll try to
hammer something out soonish, hopefully by Sunday.
On Nov 11, 2008, at 10:52 AM, Lincoln Stein wrote:
> Oh, let's not get stuck in a war of semantics. The point is that the
> series works very well and that all of us would rather use it than the
> "stable" 1.4 release (correct me if I'm wrong!). "Stable" implies
> that we
> are supporting the release, but in fact I suspect that most of us
> respond to
> bug reports on 1.4 by asking people to try 1.5.2 or even bioperl-live.
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Sendu Bala <bix at sendu.me.uk> wrote:
>> Chris Fields wrote:
>>> I'll volunteer to do this. I think this should be a 1.6 release.
>>> have been screaming for a 'stable' release for years now, and
>>> everything on
>>> trunk is definitely more stable than 1.4,
>> Well, again, I don't see the value in calling it 1.6. Yes people
>> want a
>> stable release, but calling it 1.6 doesn't make it stable. Doing
>> the things
>> in the plan for 1.6 makes it stable. What you're proposing is to
>> just lie to
>> everyone - "You want 'stable'? Here, have this thing I decided to
>> label as
>> 'stable'!" It's very wrong-headed in my view.
>> Do we really want all those half-tested, half-thought-out APIs that
>> may be
>> hanging around to become official and therefore need to support
>> them and
>> make their proper replacements backwards compatible come 1.7?
>> But ultimately it's just semantics so I won't bring it up again. I
>> any issues that arise can be solved with a wiki update explaining
>> 'stable' doesn't really mean stable, or that 1.6 wasn't a stable
>> release, or
>> that our numbering scheme no longer has any particular meaning (it
>> have to, after all).
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