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

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Mar 23 21:51:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 14:18 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> Which is not to say that upstream's twisted numbering scheme won't do
> *something* unexpected.  Which is one reason I'd rather see us use the
> %{X}.%{alphatag} syntax always.  The other reason is that using it
> always makes things less complicated.  Instead of asking::
>   Is this a prerelease or a postrelease?
>     If postrelease, is upstream likely to use sane numbering?
>       If no, use postrelease scheme
>       If yes, use upstreams version until they screw up one time
>     If prerelease, use prerelease scheme
> Our rule would be::
>   Does upstreams version have an alpha tag?
>     If yes, use alphatag versioning.

I'm not opposed to this. I wonder how many examples of the old model are
actually in Fedora.


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