Version-Numbering after 1.0
With the release of PirateBox 1.0.0, we have instituted a new version-numbering scheme:
- x = Bug-Fix release, that breaks no compatibility
- y = Feature release, that is backward compatible (like deliver only configuration files for FTP-Server)
- z = major release, that breaks backward compatibility (like adding FTP as default during bootup)
- OpenWRT packages z.y.x-n
- n is the release level of OpenWRT packages.
- If there is a core issue within the OpenWRT runtime scripts, that version number will be increased.
In short, a change from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1 will not require a complete re-install.
Moving forward, we will apply the following rules to the PirateBox version numbering:
- z.y. Version are compatible with each other, which means:
- If we release a new x Bugfix release ( 1.0.0 → 1.0.1 ), then you can update a running PirateBox with a simple update command.
- You don't need to reinstall the OpenWRT package
- We won't publish a new x release on OpenWRT without an issue within the scripts
- On other platforms you have to exchange the complete scripts or adjust manually
- Try to avoid unnecessary re-installation on OpenWRT-Systems
- Raise Package-Version as little as possible
- Do not align OpenWRT package versions against PirateBox-Core-package versions (see above)
- z Releases deliver new core features, that changes backward capabilities significantly.
Before PirateBox release 0.6.3 on OpenWRT systems, the version-numbering system was confusing. That is a result of supporting the following platforms having its own special dependencies:
- OpenWRT - Special installation scripts
- Laptop - different init.d processes and do more network initialization
- RaspberryPI - StartUp managemend sligtly different
With the 0.6 release, we cleaned up the version numbers and aligned the first two digits, to a major release and only the last digit/letter may differ depending on system individual issues.
- 0.6 ⇒ Release Step
- 0.6 N ⇒ n = a letter core script fix-level
- 0.6.1 ⇒ OpenWRT(System) package Fix-Level