[openssl-project] Release strategy updates

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Tue Jan 29 13:43:48 UTC 2019

On 14/01/2019 15:21, Matt Caswell wrote:
> On 21/09/2018 14:19, Matt Caswell wrote:
>> I am very concerned about stability of our API moving forwards. There
>> are various discussions about changing the version number to 1.2.0 (or
>> possibly 2.0.0) - which according to our versioning scheme would allow
>> breaking changes. Whilst this is true I think we need to be very wary
>> about "opening the flood gates" for breaking changes.
>> The move from 1.0.x to 1.1.0 was hard on our users and we should avoid
>> that again.
>> With that in mind I have opened the following PR (based largely on
>> wording suggested by Viktor):
>> https://github.com/openssl/web/pull/82
>> At the same time I have taken the opportunity to clean up some
>> out-of-date stuff in the release strategy.
>> This is independent of the semantic versioning discussion which may
>> itself see further changes being made to the release strategy.
>> Thoughts?
>> Matt
> A somewhat tardy follow up on this...I updated this PR with the latest comments
> so please take a look.

Another update to the PR. Most significantly I merged the commits from PR 104
into this one.

Please take another look. In particular I guess the most controversial bit is
the the stability policy words at the end.


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