[Fedora-packaging] [DRAFT] Post Release Naming/Tags

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Mar 23 21:03:04 UTC 2007

Le vendredi 23 mars 2007 à 16:36 -0400, Fernando Nasser a écrit :

> Tom's text implies that if you take that route (alphas in versions) you 
> are sure that the upstream guys are not doing that and that is only a 
> single letter minor differentiator (i.e., it is just a single letter 
> license indicator, a upward moving sequence like a,b,c...).
> If that cannot be guaranteed or the string is not that trivial, there is 
> the use of releases similar to what is done for pre-release tags.
> Are you suggesting that the text should be more emphatic w.r.t. the 
> risks of taking the first route, perhaps?

We've seen time and time again upstreams do not consider themselves
bound by any sanity rule when using letters/words. Any letter part in
versions should be a red flag.

Nicolas Mailhot
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