Becasue Julia is in rapid development and we need the freedom to to backwards incompatible changes on the master branch, the Julia community has decided that we want to do regular releases for people who wants a more stable enviroment to get the Julia experience. As bugs are discovered in the released versions, we will make a best effort attempt to fix them and release bugfix releases. We call this process backporting because usually it involves cherry-picking commits from the master branch onto the release branch.
- The fundamental rule for compatibility is that a program that doesn't rely on something we consider a bug (eg. exceptions and wrong method results), that works on
0.3.xmust work without modification on
y > x.