[Sugar-devel] Proposal of dotted activity version number

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Mon Oct 4 11:50:37 EDT 2010

Short version:  Gogogo!


> Slightly longer: Make sure to strictly define the semantics of non-integer
> parts.
> It might seem obvious at first - "peru" being "slight fork of micro-version
> 5". But perhaps sometimes a local branch wants to release a sneak preview,
> e.g. "almost micro-version 6".  Should that then be labeled 23.2.6-peru or
> (since 5-peru is taken already) 23.2.6.peru2?
> In Debian we allow both letters and digits in all parts, and use special
> sign "~" to indicate "almost" and "+" to indicate "just above". And we treat
> 0 (zero) equal to a missing trailing part. And more nitpicking...
> I do not, however, recommend you to adopt such complex scheme.  I suggest
> instead (as might actually be what imply by the above summary) that the 3
> first parts are strictly digits and intended only for mainline releases,
> while an optional 4th part is strictly for non-mainline use and allows
> [a-z0-9] (but nothing else - no dash, underscore, capital or non-ASCII
> letters, +~ or whatever). Then use simple C locale sort order, and leave it
> to local branches if they want to use only letters or also leading and/or
> trailing digits.
> I am planing be more strict: the last part is only [a-zA-Z]*
Then the next to 23.2.6-peru will be 23.2.7-peru or The last
part does not imply version, only is a helper to the local deployments.


> Enjoy,
>  - Jonas
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