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Re: Warren's Package Naming Proposal - Revision 1



On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 19:00, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 04:31:09 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> > 
> > Err... you are completely right about it not being necessary in the 
> > post-release case.  I am not sure why our fedora.us policy retained that 
> > even though it was unnecessary for all these months.  The way I 
> > understand the older version of rpm broken rpmvercmp behavior, this 
> > wouldn't be a problem with those versions too.
> 
> * To be able to go back from 2.1.7a to a patched 2.1.7 in case the
>   2.1.7a post-release "fix" turns out to cause side-effects.
> 
> * Consistency above all.
> 
> * The road of least surprise (with regard to upstream versioning).
> 
> * To help avoid that users think foo-1.0a would be an unstable alpha
>   version, when in fact it is a post-release patch-level.

Also, if foo-1.0a < foo-1.0b < foo-1.0a, as presented earlier in the
proposal (the "two-way upgrade problem") exists for prereleases, why
wouldn't it exist for postreleases?




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