[zeromq-dev] Question: release policies and v3.x

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Jul 18 14:26:53 CEST 2011

Hi all,

A question to the list about release policies[1] and the 3.x development.

Background: we are removing ZMQ_IDENTITY from the product, it's a
necessary step to continuing to improve the product. (Incidentally, if
you are using ZMQ_IDENTITY, let us know your use case).

The current release policies require that we start a 4.0 branch to
make this change, since it would break compatibility with 3.0

Does people (and especially binding authors) prefer:

(a) starting a 4.0 version for this work (which means that 3.x will
stop when 3.0.x is mature)
(b) doing this work in 3.1, and changing the release policies to allow this.


[1] http://www.zeromq.org/docs:policies

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