[torquedev] Re: what happened to 2.4.0?

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:06:56 MDT 2009


understood,  but these "releases" are beta releases for testing
purposes;  I wouldn't worry too much about package managers.  If you
want to use a package manager to install TORQUE, you get a stable
release, not a beta.

2009/3/30 Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu>:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 03:08:15PM -0400, Glen Beane alleged:
>> I think 2.4.0 is the "target release".  When the 2.4 is officially
>> released, I think it should be 2.4.0.  Although Garrick may disagree,
>> I think it is fine to have version numbers like 2.4.0b1 for a beta
>> release. An official release should be versioned as
>> major.minor.bug_fix, all integers.
> My problem is that the version strings can't be automatically parsed any more.
> There is no way for package managers to know relative ages of things like:
> 2.4.0b1 < 2.4.0 < 2.4.0p1 < 2.4.0r1, etc.  Is "p1" prerelease1 or patch1?
> Anyone not privy to the details can't know.
> Things like 'rpm' get horribly confused when version strings can't be parsed
> anymore.
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