[Fedora-packaging] PackageNamingGuidelines comments

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Feb 24 19:31:25 UTC 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 02:23:48PM -0500, Elliot Lee wrote:
> You're definitely right that there will always be some special cases, and
> we'll have to deal them on a one-by-one basis. In that particular special
> case, I'd prefer to use "1.0beta1" as the version.

But of course that sorts after "1.0", meaning that an epoch is required for
the final release. 

> However, the existence of this special case above doesn't prove that epoch
> is bad or the wrong way to handle things. It's important to keep the users
> in mind - their package searching and updating lives would be made a lot
> easier if the Version: is as close to upstream whenever possible.

But epochs make it even more confusing for "the users", since they're a)
arbitrary and b) mostly invisible.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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