On 16-08-24 11:48, Vanzo, Davide wrote:
Toolchain versioning is bound to always be confusing, whatever the
choices are. A micro-version number won't solve the question... which
element of the toolchain was downgraded (or upgraded) ? My claim is
that date numbering makes more sense than incremental version
numbering... not that it makes actual sense. Lesser of two evils.
I agree that the current toolchain version numbering is quite confusing.
One question about date numbering: what if somebody wants to downgrade
one of the toolchain elements? Maybe a micro version number would
still be useful for this task.
That, in fact, is precisely why I'm against exposing toolchains to
users. Toolchains are a necessary burden because of the way EasyBuild is
made, but are very awkward for users (not even mentioning their obscure