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Re: Git Package Versioning


On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:36:19 +0100, Julien Valroff <julien@debian.org> wrote:
> > or 1.2.1~gitYYYYMMDD.<githash>-1, which could be read as "the 1.2.1
> > release currently being prepared, as of git hash <...> on YYYYMMDD".
> Though it is perfectly correct, I try and avoid using this scheme: what
> happens if upstream releases eg. 1.2.1 Beta1 which I would normally version
> as 1.2.1~b1?
> Even if contact with upstream are good, the may change their mind. Take
> Firefox 4 which should have been released after the 1st RC… before they
> decide to release a 2nd RC.

Indeed, using 1.2.1~ only makes sense when it is absolutely certain that the
next version will indeed be 1.2.1!

> I think there's no universal answer to the original question, but just
> common sense and good use of `dpkg --compare-versions'.

That's an excellent summary, thanks.



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