[zeromq-dev] Compatibility 3.1 - 3.2.1-rc2

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu Nov 15 17:22:01 CET 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:44 PM, AJ Lewis <aj.lewis at quantum.com> wrote:

> In my mind, the 3-x series has never been stable, because there's
> always been an alpha, beta, or rc in the source name.


Let me recap history (omitting the 3.0 and 4.0 alien hell spawn
versions we'd all rather forget):

* 2.2 was the previous stable release.
* 3.1 was "beta", and was released (improperly) by Lucina and Sustrik,
provoking an exchange of emails that ended up in them leaving to play
* 3.2 is the "we're cleaning up this mess" release and thanks to
Martin Hurton for what's coming up to a *full year* of work on this.
3.2rc2 is really, really good. One patch away from stable I think.
* 3.3 will be where we start to have fun again.

Now, what are the expectations here? Recall that this is a free
software package, built by a community, and funded by users who are
decent enough to pay for support, or to submit patches.

Are we happy to delay the 3.2 release so we can make it work with the 3.1 beta?


Ps. it's probably pretty simple to make 3.2 talk to 3.1, it'll take a
"please talk to 3.1" option and a little work on the encoders.

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