Changing version numbers for upload to m.d.n [ was: Re: RFS: swish++: A Simple Web Indexing System for Humans --- C++ version ]
On (21/09/06 10:41), George Danchev wrote:
> On Thursday 21 September 2006 10:27, James Westby wrote:
> > > So that I can keep the ordering before the final upload.
> > > For example the version after I incorporate the changes you suggest
> > > will be 6.1.4-0pre4.
> Isn't `pre' meant to be replaced by the new wave (~) change proposed to the
> policy recently ?
It is possible to, and can make the version numbers a little saner.
> > It is fine to use the same version repeatedly when seeking a sponsor.
> Well, since having debian source package uploaded to mentors (or any other
> public site) is certaily like you have them gone in the wild; and there
> easily might be people who download the source package from there, build it
> themselves and install it, and they certainly what to have any new version
> either from these unofficial locations or from the debian official archive.
> So versioning is a good thing[tm] to keep all participants happy ;-)
The convention is, I believe, that an upload to mentors.debian.net does
not count as a release, as anyone who downloads a package from there
should realise it is a work in flux and handle that appropriately.
If people are not happy with that convention then we should all move to
I am not a sponsor, but my guess is that the list of things a sponsor
has to do is long enough, without having to re-version the package and
check that it follows through correctly.
Does anyone else have an opinion on this? Any sponsors?
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