[Fedora-packaging] Exception for JPackage

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Feb 1 21:30:10 UTC 2007

On Thursday 01 February 2007 16:50, Fernando Nasser wrote:
> Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > JPackage's pre-release Release: tags are not Xjpp only.  Was this
> > considered in the draft?  Some random examples:
> >
> > classpathx-jaxp-1.0-0.beta1.10jpp
> > cpptasks-1.0-0.b4.1jpp
> > cryptix-asn1-0.1.12-0.cvs20011119.7jpp
> > activemq3-3.2.5-0.r1125.2jpp
> > radeox-0.9-0.beta.2jpp
> >
> > More at http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/jpackage/1.7/generic/free/repodata/
> These are old style tags, before Nicolas brought up the possible
> problems with upgrade paths.

My point wasn't about whether they're 0.foo.Xjpp or 0.1.foo.Xjpp, but that the 
draft says:

    "JPackage RPMS only use integers in the Release: field,
     in the format Xjpp"

Note: 0.foo.Xjpp is not in the Xjpp format, neither is 0.X.foo.Yjpp.  For 
example, 1jpp and 15jpp are.

The draft goes on and says "If this is the case, then ..." and discusses how 
to take care of stuff.  I just want to make sure the discussion is not based 
on a false assumption.  I *guess* pre-release names like that are not a 
problem, but haven't read the draft too thoroughly to be able to tell at the 

Quite frankly, I'm a bit surprised about how much discussion and documentation 
and migration plans do three little "jpp" letters in the release tag really 
need... shrug, I really don't have an opinion beyond "if it works for and 
makes lifes of people working with JPackage considerably easier, and works 
for Fedora end users, no objections here".  Dunno whether that's a +1 or 0, 
maybe the former.

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