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Month: March 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Name of distribution in the version number of Debian and Ubuntu packages

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:11:26 -0500
> Hello,
> I noticed two problems with the name of distribution and its location in
> the version number of packages.
> 1) We can soon expect: Names of distributions are not ascending. After
> Wheezy will follow Jessie => packages with ~jessie in the name will be
> considered older than ~wheezy (and also ~squeeze).
> 2) It is a real problem already now: Before the name of the distribution
> is in the version of package 'packaging-release' number by tde-packaging.
> After split folder for new distribution this number is *always lower*
> than the previous distribution. This now makes it impossible to do
> dist-upgrade for many distributions.
> My suggestions are:
> 1) Use the version number of the distribution instead of the name.
> 2) Move the distribution version number before other numbers.
> For example, from:
> 14.0.0-0debian12+r789+pr42~wheezy
> Change version to:
> 14.0.0-0debian12.7.0+r789+pr42
> And in the future (to allow switch format from native to quilt):
> 14.0.0~r789-0debian12.7.0+pr42
> Note: I noticed that the same use version number of distribution can be
> found
> even in the standard ubuntu packages - such as firefox.
> Slavek
> --

Good catch!  While I cannot rebuild the entire archive at this time due to
lack of build farm resources, I will see what can be done before R14

Speaking of R14, TDE is now completely HAL-free!  I am still working on a
few irritating bugs right now, but I would like to release R14 very soon
if possible.  What do the other developers on this list think of the
current state of GIT in relation to a possible release?