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

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Tue Jan 13 18:24:58 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 07:07:15PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> Urgh, ... insane overengineering, IMNSHO.
> All you are doing is adding confusion on user-expections on versions  
> strings and avoidable hassle to package maintainers.

It really depends on the case at hand. All of those alternatives have 
issues (epoch versus not following upstream). Chosing the right one 
would mean knowing the future, since this is not really easy, letting 
the maintainer chose one of the possibilities, but in an informed way 
is, in my opinion, the best.


More information about the Fedora-packaging mailing list