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Re: SVN snapshot versioning

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 18:08:00 +0100, Florent Rougon <f.rougon@free.fr> said: 

> "Andrew Donnellan" <ajdlinux@gmail.com> wrote:
>> So for a snapshot of revision 91 between stable version 2.0 and
>> future version 2.1, would something like: 2.1~20070123svn.r91

> Ah, so now that we have this '~' allowed by dpkg, we have to use it
> everywhere?

        No, but we should use it in situations for which is was
 specifically designed for, no?

> You cannot predict the future. It might me that next version is not
> 2.1 as you expected, but, e.g., 3.0. Why not base your version
> number on things you *know* for sure: that the last released version
> was 2.0?

        This is massively confused. If you name your version
 2.1~20070123svn.r91, and the next veriosn is 2.1, 3.0 or 4090009009,
 the transition from the current version to the future version will
 work. The only future version which won't work is a version that
 compares lower than 2.1 (like, 2.1~~), so the suggestion is valid.


Klatu barada nikto.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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