ANNOUNCE: Unstable release 4.26-4 released

Robin M. robin at PRIMUS.CA
Fri Jan 9 17:59:08 GMT 2004

On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
> > > please if you see fit change the naming scheme to the standard.
> >
> > Whose/which standard?
> >
> > > 4.26.4 instead of 4.26-4
> >
> > Personally I prefer the latter because it more clearly suggests
> > release 4 of
> > version 4.26, whereas the former doesn't really indicate whether it's an
> > interim release or just the next one in the series.
> >
> I like the current way Julian names the versions. It makes it easy for me to
> keep track.
Another reason for changing it is that there are currently two delimiters
for identifying the version, ( the . and the - ) when most other software
simply uses each field as an identifier and only uses one delimeter ( the
. ) to separate the version identifiers.


here is an example of software using a dash delimiter but this is for a
patch level

here is another example of how a dash is used for delimiting but this is
to specify a cvs snapshot where the date is after the dash.
and here is the stable release

And here is an example of how the dash is used to delimit a release

All of the aformentioned software conforms to the standards when building
rpms but MailScanner does not.

MailScanner clearly goes against the versioning scheme

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