[Fedora-packaging] Confused by non-numeric version in release guideline

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Jan 14 08:59:52 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 08:53:58AM -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> In my personal descending order of preference I would do one of these:
>> Version: 0
>> Release: 1.rNNN
> Thanks ..
> For the moment I've used:
>   Version: 0.1
>   Release: 0.1.r11

What issue are you trying to solve by this choice?

You are not solving anything.

> How about the Release number: Isn't it more correct to use 0.<n>.r<mm>
> instead of <n>.r<mm>?  (I mean, in case upstream decides to use 0 or
> 0.1 as a real version number later on?)
The release numbers don't really matter. Much about them is personal 
preference and personal use-case.

> This is the package:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478640
I would reject it due to your choice of version.


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