[Fedora-packaging] Post-release tags
fnasser at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 13:39:39 UTC 2007
We have for quite some time figured out what to do with pre-release
But what to do with _post_-release tags?
Here is an example:
These upstream software releases its software from pre-release to final
So far so good, we use pre-release tags for all but the last, which we
call just '1.1.0'.
After the final release (GA- General Availability), the process goes on.
After some fixes are added, they release:
So I thought we could just add one decimal point: .1, .2 and .3 for the
Eventually, they have a wider distribution one with a different naming:
1_1_0_SP1 (SP = Service Pack)
And there goes my extra decimal point scheme.
I think CPs after that would go like:
as I've also seen then use
1_1_0_GA_CP1 instead of just 1_1_0_CP1
I've also seem ugly things like
What should we do in these cases?
Add non-numerics in the version field and have:
1.1.0.GA.CP1 or 1.1.0.GA_CP1
Or should we create a "post-release" convention, with a numeric field
(non-zero, to distinguish from pre-release tags) followed by the
alphanumeric from upstream, like "GA", "GA_CP1" etc?
Please, think a little bit about this, they have quite a few packages.
Regards to all,
P.S.: We don't need the leading '0.' in this case as there won't be a
following pure digit version, like it happens for pre-release tags.
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