Re: Changing version numbers for upload to m.d.n [ was: Re: RFS: swish++: A Simple Web Indexing System for Humans --- C++ version ]
On Thursday 21 September 2006 16:51, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach James Westby <email@example.com> [2006.09.21.1526
> > I think the reasoning is that it is the extra step for sponsors to
> > build with -v.
> ... and sometimes -sa.
That is a sponsoree job to mention to... as a maintainer note.
> > Perhaps we could have a convention that the version number is
> > incremented as you like, but if the sponsor requests it the maintainer
> > collapses the entries.
> > Would that be acceptable?
> How about we use
> and when the sponsor pulls it, s/he just drops the ~mentors.* suffix
> and uploads -3 while simply concatenating the changelog entries of
> the intermediary versions, using the most recent stanza's date for
> the final stanza?
That would cause sponsoree synchronizing problems... to delete those
~mentors.* suffixes in his/her/ local copy of VCS or whatever, when the
package got uploaded and will also favour bad habits. Killing package
history, either as a part of official debian archive or not is also bad.
Really there is no need for any artificial tricks here. Sponsorees bump up the
revision when they create a new package revision, just like DDs do.
That is my personal opinion, and I'm not DD, but I refuse to learn any bad or
artificial habits ;-)
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