[nsd-users] NSD 4.3.8rc2 pre-release

Stuart Henderson stu at spacehopper.org
Thu Oct 7 15:35:30 UTC 2021

On 2021/10/07 15:30, Anand Buddhdev via nsd-users wrote:
> NSD's release model is, IMHO, fast and loose. The NSD version number looks
> like semver, ie. X.Y.Z. X should change when there are major, breaking
> changes. Y should be reserved for new features, and Z should be for bug
> fixes.
> Sadly, NSD went from 4.3.6 to 4.3.7 (looking like a bug fix update), but
> introduced new features such as cookies and XOT, and the cookies were turned
> on by default. An operator updating for bug fixes also get the new features,
> which they may not want. Okay, I could also deal with new features, but the
> fact that they're on by default is annoying. Suppose there's a bug in the
> new feature. Suddenly an update enables the feature, and break things.

This reasoning doesn't quite make sense - so this was changed in one
minor version (which at least one OS is shipping in a stable release)
and now you're requesting an equally major change in a second minor
version update?

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