Bootstrap scheme for Go port

William Reade william.reade at
Thu Apr 19 15:44:25 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-04-19 at 10:51 -0300, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
<many sensible things>

OK, I'm happy now. Thanks for bearing with me.

> 5.0.0 is a development version. We won't be bumping the version on
> every commit. Yesterday's 5.0.0 isn't the same as today's 5.0.0. The
> main reason we have 5.0.0 at all is because we want to be able to test
> 4.X.X => 6.0.0 upgrades without releasing 6.0.0, but there's no reason
> to have people testing 5.0.0 => 7.0.0 upgrades. If we do a second
> incompatible change on 5, we tell people to shut it down and restart
> the environment. We can also send flowers to those that upgraded their
> production deployments to it, though. :)

Sounds good to me. "If there's an odd number in the version, you're on
your own" is pretty easy to understand ;).


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