[Fedora-packaging] Naming Policy (first draft)

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Feb 24 19:08:27 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 14:01 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:

>Another way to potentially look at it is that alpha/beta may
>go in Release, but *post* release letter affixes go in Version;
>for example, I wouldn't want to move OpenSSL to using the letters
>in the release.

I could see that. 

So, basically:

alpha/beta/pre/cvs builds that considered "pre" releases use the Release
field to note the value as documented currently.

"Final" release versions with characters can stay in the Version field.


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