[wix-devs] v4 extension versioning

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Mon Jan 7 10:01:48 PST 2019

It's funny. I originally thought about adding a "v4" to the namespace before then realized the core tools probably didn't need it and promptly forgot about it as an option.

It's an interesting option for WixExtensions. The question is would we need to use it everywhere for consistency sake?

Something like: "WixToolset.v4.Data" (or "WixToolset.Data-v4" or "WixToolset.Data.v4" or whatever) and "WixToolset.v4.Extensiblity"?

For the record, I don't like that... but namespace versioning the extensions namespace should work.

PS: The reasons I don't like semver are less about its rules and more about the mechanics of setting semver versions. Due to those mechanical issues, I find semver less sacrosanct than others.

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Subject: [wix-devs] v4 extension versioning

I know Rob doesn't like semver, but nuget is built on it so we need to follow the rules. I think we need to name the nuget package something like
WixToolset.Util.Wixext-v4 and just start it at v1.0.0.0. Then every time there's a breaking change, just rev the major version.
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