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Re: ovito at mentors



On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 04:01:32PM +0300, Pekko Metsä wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> wrote:
> > Hi Pekko Metsä,
> >
> > I had a look at your package at mentors uploaded there on 2012-09-27 11:46.
> >
> > Why version 1.1.0-1~1 and not simply 1.1.0-1 ? Maybe I have overlooked some new
> > version numbering policy for experimental.

I prefer 1.0-1~exp1, so that I can keep uploads that are intended for
stable release sequential.

I've only seen this written as I do it (~exp1) or ~experimental1 (which
I don't like as much).

Some sponsors (such as myself) much prefer this.

>
> I'm very sorry for not noticing your email.  I have been scanning my
> gmail account daily in the hopes someone notices my ovito package.
> Today I found your message from the debian-mentors archive and
> realised that Google had marked your message as spam.  Please accept
> my apologies!  I kept thinking that all mentors are just too busy with
> the freeze..
>
> But anyways, thank you for your time and for your valuable answer!
> My plan was to use version numbers like 1.1.0-1~n and only bump the
> version to 1.1.0-1 after it is finally accepted.  But I made the
> corrections you suggested below and just uploaded the new package as
> 1.1.0-1. I'll upload the next versions as 1.1.0-n.

Of course, this is up to Bart (or whoever might sponsor this), but I do
think it's nice to append ~expN to experimental releases.

YMMV,
  Paul

>
> Best Regards,
> Pekko
>
> > I compared this package with version 0.9.5-2, and I see more changes to the
> > Debian packaging than mentioned in debian/changelog.
> >
> > If you intend to adopt this package, then please retitle bug 674283 from O to
> > ITA and set yourself as the owner.
> >
> > I see that debian/copyright needs an update, see for example
> > src/tachyon/tachyonlib/Copyright.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Bart Martens
>
>
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