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Subject: Re: [virtio] RFC: future virtio spec numbering

On Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 10:14:35PM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> What should we call the next version of the virtio spec?
> The issue is that unfortunately current
> spec versions all have "latest" link to
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/virtio/virtio/v1.0/virtio-v1.0.html
> Also, Google search for virtio still tends to turn up csprd01
> and that has the above link in it.
> I asked about adding links to
>        http://docs.oasis-open.org/virtio/virtio/latest/final/virtio-latest.html
>        http://docs.oasis-open.org/virtio/virtio/latest/final/virtio-latest.pdf
> but did not get a response so apparently no go.
> Options:
> 1. virtio 1.0 cs05.
>     Pros: latest link will point to the correct version.
>     Cons: seems to be confusing to people - 1.0 is a product so one
>     would expect 1.0 be in bugfixes-only mode at this point.
>     And what would we call a bugfix branch if we ever made one?
> 2. virtio 1.1
>     Pros: internet searches will start finding the new version (although
>     there's a risk it will get struct at csprd01 again).
>     Cons: latest links from 1.0 will not point at this one.

It would help to have a "This spec is superseded by VIRTIO 1.1" link at
the top of the VIRTIO 1.0 page.

This is pretty common, for example, the IETF RFC pages have a similar
header letting you know if a newer RFC obsoletes this one.


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