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Subject: Re: [docbook] Policy on backwards incompatible changes

Norman Walsh wrote:

> After giving it some thought, the following proposal seems like
> something I could live with:
> * A point release (X.1,X.2,X.1.2, etc.) MUST NOT contain any backwards
>   incompatible changes.
> * A major release MAY contain backwards incompatible changes if both
>   of the following conditions are true:
>   - The change was announced in the release notes for the previous 
>     version (major or minor)
>   - The change was announced in a release that occurred at least six
>     months previously.
> By these rules, we can announce, in V5.1, our plans to make a
> backwards incompatible change in V6.0. Then, in V6.0, if it's been at
> least six months since V5.1 was released, we can make the change.

Sounds like an improvement to me.
My concern was the length of time 4.0 to 5.0



Dave Pawson

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