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From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-11-12 19:53:19

On 11/12/20 8:16 PM, Emil Dotchevski via Boost wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:08 AM Andrey Semashev via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> And why it is Boost to decide which pre-releases
>> to consume downstream?
> Are you asking why is it up to Boost to decide how we label each build?

No, I'm asking why is Boost trying to define its internal policies
(pre-release naming scheme) so that downstream consumers are encouraged
to use some pre-releases and discouraged to use others. To my mind, it
is the downstream consumers' decision as to which releases to use or
not. The only reasonable requirement on Boost should be to have stable
official releases. Whether we have pre-releases, how many of them and
how they are named is our convenience and a means to achieve the final
stable release goal.

And if downstream consumers are interested in pre-releasses, I don't see
why we should restrict them from using as many of the pre-releases as we
make. This would only provide more testing and ultimately improve the
quality of the final release.

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