Kunda1 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Will 0.17 have any minor update releases before 0.18 is released? I ask because as a bug triage'er it would limit the redundancies of that work (bigly!) but I don't want to be self-centered and just think of the effort saved withourt all the effort it takes to make a release. Thanks in advance!
In general I am rather not for minor update releases unless there are major bugs involved, or big compatibility issues between versions (like the PR I refer to below). I think the time is better invested in releasing a full version whenever is time (and having "whenever is time" restricted to a reasonable time, like at least once per year).
Now talking about the present case and this PR. For a major release, my wish is to have this in:
I think it would make sense to have it merged at least
a couple of months before any major release, because I would like to have any possible bug fixed before it is released.
If this is merged, it would mean that a sketch of a project of the development version v0.18, would be empty of external geometry when opened using v0.17. I think it would then make sense to make a "minor" v0.17.1 to add support for this, so that there is a minimum of interoperability between v0.17 and v0.18.
So really answering your question. I think there should be a minor update to v0.17.1 this time. I am not sure which improvements you would like to have merged into such a minor version... what do you have in mind?