Subject: Re: -devel version names (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/www/galeon-devel)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/2004 14:20:44
On Sat, 3 Apr 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> 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.
Maybe pkgsrc could add implicit comflicts with
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