[Fedora-packaging] Naming Policy (first draft)

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at welho.com
Wed Feb 23 22:19:50 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 23:09 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > Working as fast as I can... here is the first draft of the Naming Policy
> > for Fedora Extras. Its not 100% complete yet, there are at least two
> > sections missing, but it covers the bases for most new packagers.
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageNamingGuidelines
> > 
> > Feedback is welcome, and encouraged.
> Looks good, I would propose a standard SPEC file (in the SRPM) formatted 
> as:
> 	%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-%{repotag}.spec
> If your working on a SPEC file and install several other versions, this 
> would prevent SPEC files replacing others. And the origin is clear too.

Eek, please lets don't. That's what CVS and distro brances of packages
are for.

> For the package release, it may be useful to use < 1 release numbers to 
> indicate a work in progress. (0.1, 0.2) We're doing the same in case we 
> consider something a beta or rc product. (Especially if you're posting 
> incremental test releases for other people to try). 

Yep - this should be covered in the old fedora.us naming standard doc I
mentioned but certainly should be explained in the standard.

	- Panu -

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