Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?

From: Darren Duncan
Subject: Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?
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Msg-id: 57B2510D.50702@darrenduncan.net
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In response to: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Josh Berkus)
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How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Darren Duncan, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Peter Eisentraut, )
  Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Darren Duncan, )
   Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Kevin Grittner, )
    Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Darren Duncan, )
   Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Peter Eisentraut, )
    Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Darren Duncan, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Chris Travers, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Damien Clochard, )
 Re: How can we get the word out about the change in version numbering?  (Brendan Jurd, )

On 2016-08-15 4:21 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Folks,
>
> If you'd somehow missed it, we are going from three-part to two-part
> version numbers.  That is, the next release is 9.6.0, but the major
> release after that is 10.0.  10.1 will be the first patch release on
> version 10.
>
> This means that we have a year to make sure that every driver author and
> every body who has some hackish script parsing the version number scheme
> finds out about it -- before 10.0 is released.
>
> Ideas?

1.  Well for starters I would include that as a footnote in every release
announcement related to 9.6 from now on.  Say that 9.6 is the last major version
using the old version scheme and that the next major version will use the new
scheme, and that people should be getting prepared for it.  This is the low
hanging fruit I think.

2.  Directly contact all the major repackagers of Postgres including major Linux
distros to ensure they know this change is coming so that their yum/apt/etc
dependency graphs and their wrapper system scripts handle this change appropriately.

3.  Directly contact all the major programming languages' database driver
maintainers so they know about this.

4.  Directly contact major cloud providers that provide Postgres as a service so
they properly distinguish major/minor properly, including eg Amazon.

If you do that soon and regularly, it should be enough initial key points of
contact that the news should trickle down to everyone else quickly enough.

-- Darren Duncan




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