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Re: Kind request: Set release version to "10"

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:56:40AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Florian La Roche wrote:
> > Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > I'd like to kindly request to set to release version to "10" or
> > > something higher than "9.0.94".
> >
> > The decision about the version number is already done.
> If by that, you mean that the decision is to stick with 0.94 without much 
> discussion (that I've seen or heard) and despite it's obvious 
> shortcomings... that's a shame.

Yes, I also miss the "open discussion of development in these lists" ...

> Heading down this path will also lead to 
> lots of, IMO, uncessessary Epoch inflation.  One example:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=105746
> I'm sure if nothing is done, many more will follow.
> I don't know about you Axel, but until I see a better alternative, I'll 
> personally be inflating Fedora X.Y to rh(X+10)Y in the release tag of 
> packages I maintain.  The only other alternative is to simply increment 
> Epoch for everything, which is yucky, yucky.

Exaclty. As packagers we have been painfully tought not to use epochs
unless WW3 is about to emerge.

I'll also go with your suggestion, Rex. I'd call it the "it's written
rh10, but it is pronounced Fedora Core 1" idiom ...

Currently anything else is a nightmare for repos with support for
multiple RH releases. This does not only include existing repos, but
also forthcomming repos with support for multiple releases.

Did anyone making this decision consider how "Fedora Legacy" is to be
sanely constructed? By bumping all epochs of "Fedora Core" to ensure
upgradability, and maintaining unnecessary multiple specfiles?

This decision wasn't/isn't well thought IMHO.

The alternative is to drop support for upgrading from RH <= 9 to FC,
which is even uglier. Please review the release decision.
Axel Thimm physik fu-berlin de

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