Not sure what you.quite mean by systematic testing- I'm assuming you mean automated testing? Or perhaps some kind of well defined test plan?
I currently keep a osx 10.6 machine up with Jenkins running cl-test-grid. I can add a make tests job for sbcl no problemo. I can also configure a sbcl build from other ( free) lisps if that's something that needs testing.
I am willing to keep a x86 32 linux vm up for CI building/testing. That is no big deal! I may be able to dig up a 64 bit Linux as well.
I am trying to get a PPC osx machine for CI as well. Hopefully that will help expose byte-ordering bugs.
N.b.: IBM has a class of high powered Linux PPC64 servers that I'd like to make sure Sbcl can run on; since I don't have > 20k$, a Ppc osx is as good as I can do at home.
So in sum: I can provide a CI array of 1 osx 10.6 x86, 1 Linux ( Debian) 32-bit; upcoming, 1 PPC osx 10.4 ( or so ), and maybe a amd64 Linux if needed.
I don't have ready access to a bsd or Solaris/Illumnos box right now. If I had access, I could get them integrated in a CI system.
Please let me know if this stuff would help.
As a user, I find 1.0.n, n -> inf fairly odd. :)
One scheme that is used and may be a good fit is 'Semantic Versioning' http://semver.org/.
Another scheme I personally like is just having a counter incrementing on release.
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On Sep 3, 2012, at 4:31 AM, Christophe Rhodes <csr21@...> wrote:
> In the great tag game that is release management, I'm it for a while. I
> plan to do monthly releases, starting at the end of this month, probably
> with a shortish freeze for testing: is there anyone reading this who has
> interest to perform any kind of dedicated testing at all (library
> maintainers, application deployers) who would be able to systematically
> test things before a release?
> I am also tempted to mess with the version number scheme, because I find
> 1.0.x as x tends to infinity slightly odd -- but I recognize that there
> may be practical reasons for not doing so: if anyone would be
> inconvenienced by a change to 1.y or maybe even 2.y, please say so.
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