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Month: November 2012

Package naming

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:46:41 +0100
Hi all,

One of the points for discussion in R14 Road Map is the question about 
naming packages. I suppose it is beyond dispute that in the name of 
packages should be 'trinity' (or perhaps 'tde'?). Other issues for 
decision I would see the following:

1. 'trinity' before name or after? Or leave it distribution specific?

2. How to mark development version of packages? What about 14.0.0~preXXX? 
For example:
+ amarok-trinity_14.0.0~pre148.orig.tar.xz
+ amarok-trinity-14.0.0~pre148-i486-13.1_1.txz

Note0: Because the Debian / Ubuntu version number must begin with a digit, 
it is impossible packages with the version number beginning with the 
letter 'R'. Therefore, such a question was unnecessary.

Note1: I am aware that it is not currently possible to change the version 
numbers of packages in nightly-builds. But I want to have arranged rules 
to marking package versions before beta / RC versions, and before moving 
nightly-builds to target version 14.1.0.