VERSION string, support tangle

Hal Murray hmurray at
Fri Jun 17 10:33:48 UTC 2016

fallenpegasus at said:
> While we are at 0.9.*, there isn't a need to distinguish pre-release-under-
> development and "release".   Our users so far seem to be quite willing to
> pull from tip, or pull from the most recent tag, depending on what they
> intend.  The security researchers looking at us also do the same, checking
> out both tip and latest tag.

I think we need to figure out what we will do long before the release so that 
we can practice and document things.

> We will make no support or backward compatibility committments until 1.0.*

Seems reasonable.

> Once we go 1.*, then we will need a policy.  Who has more experience with
> the packagers.  What do packaging maintainers like the best? 

Good point.  I don't have any contacts.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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