[Fedora-packaging] Naming Policy (first draft)

Elliot Lee sopwith at redhat.com
Thu Feb 24 19:14:55 UTC 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

> 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.
> Thoughts?

This is definitely the right direction. Handling alpha/beta releases isn't
as high a priority as dealing with the typical release naming schemes.

-- Elliot

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