Subject: Re: 'pre' pkg numbers [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/19/2001 12:32:36
On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 10:28:33AM +0900, email@example.com wrote:
> >> Modified Files:
> >> pkgsrc/net/bind9: Makefile
> >> pkgsrc/net/bind9/files: md5
> >> Log Message:
> >> upgrade to 9.1.1rc5 (version # is 184.108.40.206 to prevent going backward)
> >This looks like a very good way to me to handle "rc" (pre, alpha, beta,
> >...) revisions!
> this is not universally usable however - for example, we cannot use
> this technique for 9.2.0rc1 - it must be numbered like 220.127.116.11 or
> 9.1.x.1 (where x is the largest possible existing version)
> also, if the original distribution decides to have "real" 4-digit
> versions like 18.104.22.168, we will be in trouble.
I have some versioning software which handles release candidates and
patch levels fine.
I'll announce it a bit better in a few days time.