[wix-devs] v4 extension versioning

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Jan 16 20:33:09 PST 2019

I don't know if we know right now which ones would have breaking changes so it seems like we'd want to name them consistently upfront.

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From: wix-devs <wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Sean Hall via wix-devs
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Subject: Re: [wix-devs] v4 extension versioning

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

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.

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