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Re: Use of 'revision number' in RPM or DPKG (or other) packaging numbering..

From: Michael March <mmarch_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-18 18:42:44 CEST

Ugh.. I was thinking the same things as the points you brought up.. For
instance.. I have 'combined' repositories and thus the rev numbers
changed... it was a mess..

However.. I read in a lot of places were people use the rev plus path as a
TAG.. I believe I even saw that in some official Subversion docs..

I guess if you KNOW you'll never combine repos... then this might be an OK

> On Jun 17, 2007, at 23:16, Michael March wrote:
> > Is anyone using or embedding the revision number from Subversion
> > when whey create package of their software (like using RPM or DPKG)?
> >
> > For instance.. program-name.[major version].[minor version].
> > [subversion revision number]
> >
> > I seen a few post and blog entries on it here and there.. but no
> > definitive arguments for or against.
> The argument against is that you shouldn't assign any special meaning
> to the revision number, beyond what it actually is: the number of
> changes that have been made in the repository:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#globalrev
> Specifically I'm thinking that the revision number could change, if
> you combine your repository with another, or split your repository.
> However, there are those who have seem to have decided to embed the
> revision number in their version numbers. The Opera web browser, for
> example: I have version 9.21.3678 installed, where 3678 appears to be
> some kind of revision number.

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Received on Mon Jun 18 18:42:57 2007

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