Re: [EXTERNAL] [cncf-toc] What do we mean by “Version 1.0”?
Quinton Hoole <quinton@...>
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I'm not convinced that in people's minds, or practically, v1.0 and Graduated mean similar things. As a concrete example, Kubernetes went to v 1.0 several years before it graduated. In my mind, version numbers tend to denote the maturity of the software. Graduation levels add to that the maturity of the process and community around the software.
I do however think that there would be value striving for some amount of consistency in the semantics of version numbering across CNCF projects (possibly) to avoid the kind of confusion that Liz ran into. I don't know exactly what that would look like, but I imagine something along the lines of:
- pre 1.0 denotes "not recommended for production use"
- post x.y denotes "go for it, people are starting to use it successfully in production"
- post p.q denotes "rock solid, widely used in production - almost definitely graduated unless there are extenuating circumstances"
... and so on might make sense.
This detail may well have been debated in depth elsewhere in the CNCF, in which case I apologise for not being up to speed on that :-)
On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 9:50 AM Michelle Noorali via lists.cncf.io <michelle.noorali=microsoft.com@...> wrote: