[zeromq-dev] using 4.0?

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 23:57:14 CEST 2011


On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 05:30, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:51 AM, Bob Beaty <drbobbeaty at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Be that as it may. I'm on the 2.1.x branch now, and I look at the 3.x and
> > 4.x and wonder if I need to upgrade what the real path is.
>
> I think we all share these questions and worries.
>
> To some extent this is the cost of rapid change, and we've had the
> choice several times: do we freeze development and focus on
> maturation, or do we continue freely with development and allow the
> various versions to mature naturally? We've always chosen the second
> path.
>
> Ultimately the question is: do we want 0MQ to move forward, or focus
> on stability? If it's moving forward that is most important, then
> we're always going to have three versions live at any time: stable,
> beta, experimental. It's just unfortunate that there's an API and
> protocol break between stable and beta right now.
>
> This page may help: http://www.zeromq.org/topics:planning


That's a good doc - it should probably be prominently linked from the 'Grab
the software' section, under a name like 'which version should I be using?'

-MinRK


>
>
> Things we need to do IMO:
>
> * Encourage users to download official packages, not github
> repositories. It's time to make new 2-1 and 3-0 releases.
>
> * Label the development master clearly as "Experimental" (there are no
> packages for it).
>
> * Avoid sending new users to the development master. They should be
> using 2-1 or 3-0.
>
> -Pieter
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