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 14:29, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach James Westby <email@example.com> [2006.09.21.1419
> > 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.
> What speaks against incrementing the Debian revision after every
> upload? I am much in favour of that.
Seconded. Definitely seconded. But many people seem to think that
revision "-1" needs to be the first revision to go into Debian. That makes
sponsoring hard sometimes because you never know which revision of "-1"
you are currently talking about.
Other people suggested a revision <1. We could even use "~". But I'm a fan
of having -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 and -6 until the sponsor thinks the package
is okay and start with -6 in Debian then.
I'm deeply confused if I see two different uploads anywhere (be it on
mentors.debian.net or anywhere else) carrying the same revision number.
Usually I refuse to sponsor such packages.
It's not part of the Debian Reference yet so it will probably be handled
differently by different sponsor(?:ee)?s.
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