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Re: SVN snapshot versioning

also sprach Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> [2007.01.23.1738 +0000]:
> > 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.

Please reread his point, because it'a a good one.

Say 2.0 is based on r90, and r91 comes out with an important patch,
then snapshot 2.0+svn-r91 and not 2.1~svn-r91. If you do the latter,
you're screwed if 2.0.1 comes out next.

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