[arch-dev-public] ISO Release naming scheme

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Sep 19 12:45:46 EDT 2007

Jason Chu wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 11:08:07AM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> Wow. This clearly got a little bike-sheddy here. I'm sure we all have
>> much better things to do with our time than to read and discuss the
>> ISO naming scheme.
>> Here's the thing:
>> a) YYYY.MM.X as a bug release just doesn't work for the reasons Damir
>> pointed out - it looks like a day.
>> Maybe I'm alone here, but if I can change one character and prevent
>> all of us from answering this question over and over, I'm glad to do
>> it. "Why is it 2007.12.3 when it's the 24th today?"
>> b) -testing.1, -dev.4, etc... I think we're trying to overspec this.
>> Here's a simple solution. If we want internal release, let's use the
>> dot notation that Damir suggest, but why not simply start with rel 0?
>> 2007.12-0.3 -> released as 2007.12-1
>> 2007.12-3.7 -> released as 2007.12-4
>> We _already_ use the dot notation unofficially for the exact same
>> thing. Again, we're simply alleviating lots of confusion and
>> explanation here.
>> Let's just pick one and be done with this - Jason, Dale, JGC, what do
>> you guys think?

How about actually just using the day? 2007.09.19? I think people 
can tell when a release is a few days later that not much will have 
changed except maybe a bugfix.

- P

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