Does Parrot use or want to use Semantic Versioning?

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at
Wed Oct 13 16:36:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:09 AM, Andy Dougherty <doughera at> wrote:
> Perl 5 converted from Perforce to git, but the problems faced were
> somewhat different.  For parrot, one of the main challenges is that HLL
> developers still wish to track non-released versions, so the concept of
> "later than revision nnnnn" is important.  For perl 5, one of the main
> challenges was identifying reports based on non-released versions; the
> concept of "later than" wasn't as big an issue.

Maybe we need to get some kind of automated build/package system set
up, and do something like nightly snapshots. It is easy to date-stamp
a snapshot and compare datestamps. It should also be pretty easy for
other projects to target snapshots instead of trying to track master

It should still be easy to track master to do testing and identify
bugs as they are created. However, in terms of development and
requiring particular versions, it does seem like nightly snapshots
would be the better way to go.

--Andrew Whitworth

More information about the parrot-dev mailing list