[Fedora-packaging] Using of date in snapshot versions

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Thu Apr 12 21:58:03 UTC 2007

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?


Wouldn't those work?  I think the only thing we'd want to avoid is the gnarly 
git and hg sha sums as revisions.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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