El 22/01/14 02:06, Andrew Edwards ha escrit:
> On 1/21/14, 6:02 PM, Jordi Sayol wrote:
>> El 21/01/14 23:29, Brad Anderson ha escrit:
>>>      #.###.~b#  ==> 2.065.b1  // beta
>>>      #.###.~rc# ==> 2.065.rc1 // release candidate
>>>      #.###.0   ==> 2.065.0   // initial release
>>>      #.###.#   ==> 2.065.1   // hotfix
>>
>> On Debian, "2.065.rc1" is bigger than "2.065.0", so if 
>> "dmd_2.065.rc1-0_amd64.deb" is installed and you try to upgrade to 
>> "dmd_2.065.0-0_amd64.deb", system will answer something like "You have 
>> installed a newer version".
>>
>> No problem if these deb packages are for internal use and test, but not for 
>> a public download.
>>
>> $ dpkg --compare-versions "2.065.0" gt "2.065.rc1" && echo "Bigger" || echo 
>> "Not bigger"
>>
> 
> Apparently the same problem exists on FreeBSD. The first solution that comes 
> to mind is to prefix the qualifiers for betas and release candidates with a 
> tilde. As such:
> 
>     2.065~b1
>     2.065~rc1
> 
> or:
> 
>     2.065.~b1
>     2.065.~rc1
> 
> This solution works on both Ubuntu and FreeBSD but I'm not sure it is the 
> right one. Suggestions are welcomed.

I prefer:

2.65~b1
2.65~rc1

because "2.65.0" and "2.65" are bigger than "2.65~rc1", regardless if 
"qualifier" number is present or not in final release version.

I think that, as much as possible, we should use exactly the same version 
string for all installers, zip, deb, rpm, dmg, etc.
So if there is no problem on OSX, Windows, etc. I propose this versioning 
scheme:

#.#~b#  ==> 2.65~b1  // beta
#.#~rc# ==> 2.65~rc1 // release candidate
#.#.#   ==> 2.65.0   // initial release
#.#.#   ==> 2.65.1   // hotfix

-- 
Jordi Sayol

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