[wix-devs] v4 extension versioning

Russell Haley russ.haley at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 21:23:10 PST 2019

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:10 PM Sean Hall via wix-devs <
wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> I would think we would only apply the v4 naming to the ones we would
> consider adding breaking changes to.

New to the list and will probably just be popping in and out. The last
company I worked at used a funny revisioning scheme because they were
primarily a hardware company. They pressed software into the same mold and
it caused nothing but problems.
Perhaps try answering a couple of questions:
- Are you going to use v5 in the future product names?
- Does that mean v5 will be Or are you going to reset again to
- How do you tell v4 binaries from v5 binaries?
- How do you really programatically tell if you're using a v3 vs v4 binary?

Personally, I think seeing higher revision numbers is a good thing.
v4.0.0.0 is a pretty good mark if you ask me. But you didn't, so feel free
to ignore me. :)

Cheers and thanks for the great product.


> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 12:01 PM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wix-devs <wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Sean
> > Hall via wix-devs
> > Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:09 PM
> > To: WiX Toolset Developer Mailing List <wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org>
> > Cc: Sean Hall <r.sean.hall at gmail.com>
> > 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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