[asterisk-dev] Asterisk Release Schedule

Russell Bryant russell at digium.com
Wed Oct 7 17:10:03 CDT 2009

Rod Dorman wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 17:47:05, Rod Dorman wrote:
>> ...
>>>>      * Minor - This number reflects an update with bug fixes only.
>>>>      * Patch - This number will be optionally used to reflect trivial
>>>>        changes to a patch release. This is most often used for
>>>>        security updates.
>> I'm curious about the need for both 'Minor' and 'Patch'
>> What would be an example of a "trivial" change that couldn't just bump
>> the 'Patch' level?
> Sigh... today is just not my day. I meant of course bump the 'Minor'
> level.

It's less about the type, and more about communicating the magnitude of
change between releases.

Generally, a minor release could contain something on the order of 100
to 200 bug fixes.  A patch level release is usually only one or two
changes.  The only time we do this is when we want to get a specific fix
out as soon as possible.  Examples are security problems or serious

Russell Bryant
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