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Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: inetutils-1.6 released

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: inetutils-1.6 released
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:48:02 -0500

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>   > The GNU Inetutils team is pleased to announce the release of
>   > Inetutils 1.6.

>   Congratulations!
>   How about bumping the version to something higher than 1.6?  I can
>   commit the patch below if you agree.
>   -AC_INIT([GNU inetutils], [1.6], address@hidden)
>   +AC_INIT([GNU inetutils], [1.7], address@hidden)
> 1.7.90 or some such, please... Otherwise some distributions will name
> a CVS snapshot for 1.7, confusing users.  When we are ready to release
> 1.7, or a pre-test, we can simply fix the AC_INIT accordingly.
> (we probobly didn't use that before, but we should)

The problem is that lexically, 1.7.90 is later.  Debian uses ~ to be
lexically before a version (so 1.7~90).  Sort doesn't agree that this
is before, though.  But it would be nice to do something like that for
a pre-version.

Jeff Bailey - http://www.raspberryginger.com/jbailey/
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