[Fedora-packaging] Using of date in snapshot versions

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Apr 12 22:25:42 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thursday 12 April 2007 17:38:58 Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>> The date must still be in there.  Some packages have used a format
>> like 20070412svn1234, which is acceptable although not strictly listed
>> in the naming guidelines as one of the possibilities.  (Which is
>> something that probably should be in the guidelines.)
> Well, since we have a 0.X.<snapshot> scheme, and X is always increasing, does 
> it really matter if a date is in there, or that the numbers past X even 
> increment the right way?
> 0.1.1234svn
> 0.2.1233svn
> 0.3.1334svn
> Wouldn't those work? 

imo, yes.  As you(Jessie) pointed out, as long as the X in 0.X
increments, I don't really care what comes after it (within reason and
sanity, of course).

Unless there's some other reason for insisting on including the date,
but I can't think of one atm.

-- Rex

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