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Little things that matter in language design
Since when did upstream ever ask distributions about how they should be numbering their releases?
RPM 4.10 released
Posted May 25, 2012 11:09 UTC (Fri) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
And what nimnim say about numbering release is about the release tag of rpm, ie the practice of using 0.beta1.1 for a beta1 rpm, instead of using 1.
Posted May 27, 2012 3:14 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Any person who sees Foo, version 1.3 and then Foo, version 1.3.2 would think that 'ah-hah' they must if released a bug fix version or something! Since, you know, 2 is a higher number then nothing which in human idioms is usually simultaneous with zero..
To me this seems very similar to trying to work around kernel bugs in userspace. Although in this case the bug is introduced into the metadata by upstream rather then program logic.
Posted May 25, 2012 14:04 UTC (Fri) by gioele (subscriber, #61675)
> Since when did upstream ever ask distributions about how they should be numbering their releases?
Upstream can also actively ignore distributions' best practices. For example LibreOffice uses 220.127.116.11 to identify 3.3.4-rc2.  A naive comparator will tell you that 18.104.22.168 (actually 3.3.4-rc2 pre-release) is newer than 3.3.4 (the final version).
Posted May 28, 2012 12:48 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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