[swift-evolution] Swift 3.0 vs 3.x and Timing Clarification
clattner at apple.com
Sun Jul 31 00:08:59 CDT 2016
> On Jul 30, 2016, at 9:46 PM, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Jul 30, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Robert Hedin via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> I thought Chris was pretty clear as well; but what was said was:
>> "Over the next year, the core team expects to ship two major releases of Swift: Swift 3.x in Spring 2017 and Swift 4 in Fall 2017."
>> I'm know I'm being pedantic, but since 3.0 hasn't been released yet, it sounds like it should be one of the "two major releases". While I'd love to have Swift 3 for this year, I'm fine if it's slipping. Honestly, I'm not a fan of tying what are huge language changes to an arbitrary annual ship schedule anyway.
>> All that said, I'm just looking for clarity one way or the other so that I can plan our app migration strategy over the near term.
> Swift 3.0 will still ship in “late 2016”. That has not changed.
> Chris was referring to a point release in Spring 2017. We don’t know if it will be Swift 3.1, or 3.2, or whatever.
Right. There is no change of plan for 3.0.
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