Subject: -devel version names (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/www/galeon-devel)
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/03/2004 08:06:10
On Sat, 3 Apr 2004, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Log Message:
> Rename the package to galeon, so that it behaves as an update of the old
> galeon. This way we get implicit conflicts between them.
If I understand this correctly, then we will have two packages with same
names available to download.
A user would not quickly recognize that one is a "-devel" testing version
and one is the stable or official release version.
I mentioned this the other day, because I have some scripts to help
automate updating of packages. And my script told me that I have two
"lynx" versions (when really one was a testing version).
It would be useful if all testing, devel, beta versions were clearly named
that way in the package name.
Or have some definition available that is recorded so end-users don't
blindly install the non-release, testing version.
Jeremy C. Reed