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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jan 14 09:31:15 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:15:12AM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:59:52AM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I don't understand what you mean.
> Let me turn my question around: Why can't you directly use the upstream  
> version?

I'm just trying to work out the best way to do this.  Can you not ask
cryptic rhetorical questions and just say why the version and release
scheme above, derived from Toshio's one, isn't right.


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