[Gc] RE: GC version numbering

Bruce Mitchener bruce.mitchener at gmail.com
Mon May 21 06:18:08 PDT 2012


What about just following something like http://semver.org/ ?

 - Bruce

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Vitaly Magerya <vmagerya at gmail.com> wrote:
> Petter Urkedal wrote:
>> On 2012-05-20, Ivan Maidanski wrote:
>>> Like this (and name tarball as gc-7.2-rev-b.tar.gz), right?
>>
>> I think it would be nice if the tar revisions are also valid revisions
>> for common packaging systems.  E.g. RPM uses the dash to separate the
>> software version from the package revision (which indicates patches and
>> changes to packaging).  I think gc-7.2b is ok from RPM's point of view,
>> but I'm not sure how it sorts compared to gc-7.2.1.
>
> For what it's worth, FreeBSD ports don't allow dashes in versions,
> and 7.2b sorts higher than 7.2.1 (7.2.b < 7.2.b1 < 7.2 < 7.2.1 < 7.2b
> < 7.2b.1). In any case, we don't rely on tarball names to be properly
> sorted according to the ports rules, so it's not inconvenient either
> way.
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