Driving towards Bugzilla 3

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Wed Dec 8 00:05:45 UTC 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, David Miller wrote:

> I've continued to be open to the idea of changing a version to 3.0 at 
> some point in the near future, and I've even actively campaigned for it, 
> but every time I've brought it up, nobody could come to a consensus of 
> what would constitute sufficient change in a version to call it 3.0.

Pick a set of features that would constitute 3.0 and when we get there we 
get there.

> I think what we've more or less decided at this point is that our CVS 
> repository is very poorly laid out at the moment, and needs to be 
> reorganized (as well as the installation location of files so the stuff 
> that the webserver isn't supposed to see doesn't have to be under the 
> docroot of the webserver).  When this reorganization happens, it's more 
> than likely it will break people being able to upgrade a live production 
> installation via CVS in place (it would have to be moved out of the 
> docroot then upgraded, then reinstalled back to the docroot).  That in 
> itself seems like a very good reason to bump the version number, since 
> people expect major installation process changes when a major version 
> number changes.

That's fine, but why not switch to svn at the same time.  The fact that 
you can't move files without breaking people following along in cvs is bad 
bad bad and svn fixes this problem which makes it good good good.  :)


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