The TYPO3 development/release cycle could be changed to follow semver
This would mean reliable release versions with 100% guarantee of no breaking changes in patch and minor releases. Currently breaking changes also go into minor releases up until the next LTS.
#1 Updated by Benni Mack about 3 years ago
we decided on going an approach closer to fear-driven versioning, and since the TYPO3 Core is in my opinion still a box of cowboyed code which has no clear line (a lot of "public" properties in a class, which would be breaking if we remove them) with code that is 12ys old and wasn't touched (!) since then, I can say that semver does not fit (yet) to our code base of the core. So currently the approach documented here https://typo3.org/teams-committees/core-development/resources/release-lifecycle/ makes the most sense for developers, LTS release strategy and communication to clients as well extension authors.
#2 Updated by Mathias Brodala about 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to On Hold
Thanks for the clarification and especially the reference to ferver. I still dislike breaking changes in minor releases but I fully understand your points and why semver does not (yet) make sense for TYPO3.
I'll put this ticket on hold for now. ;-)