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Re: [Fedora-r-devel-list] R2spec and version number



On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 17:07 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 06/03/2009 12:50 PM, Martyn Plummer wrote:
> 
> > For R, there is no difference between "-" and "." in package version
> > numbers. Here is what the R Extension manual says:
> > 
> > "The version is a sequence of at least two (and usually three)
> > non-negative integers separated by single ‘.’ or ‘-’ characters. The
> > canonical form is as shown in the example [0.5-1 - Martyn], and a
> > version such as ‘0.01’ or ‘0.01.0’ will be handled as if it were
> > ‘0.1-0’."
> > 
> > So you should just replace dashes with dots.
> 
> Based on that, I'd say we should be embedding the whole version (with
> dot, not dash). Pretty much every R package is going to need to be fixed
> for this, include the core R.

I'd also propose that we put a small note on the packaging guidelines :)

Thanks all,

Pierre


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