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Overview

Each version has a state, and it is this state that controls the behaviour of Xircles (and associated infrastructure) in regards to this version and all artifacts contained with this version.

Versions follow may only follow a predefined path through states.

Key

Label

Description

current

Current

Active version, will be mirrored / distributed most heavily

archived

Archived

Archive versions are not offered on mirrors

recent

Recent

Recent version, still offered on mirrors, but potentially not all distribution models

snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot version, not mirrored on external infrastructure, can be removed from the system at any time (by the project coordinators)

future

Future

Future version, not shown to users, usually used for staging uploads prior to release

Promotion

The general promotion of versions between states is typically

Future -> Current -> Recent -> Archived