pd-cyclone: versioning scheme?

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Apr 21 11:34:33 UTC 2011

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On 2011-04-21 12:56, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 11-04-21 at 11:10am, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> looking through potential problems of packages in my area of interest, 
>> i stumbled across pd-cyclone, which seems to have an incorrect 
>> debian/watch file: debian package is "0.1~alpha55-2" while uscan finds 
>> the upstream "0.1-alpha53-src" to be more recent..
>> i added a versionmangler to get rid of the trailing "-src" part, but 
>> the real problem is of course the "-alpha".
>> personally i would suggest to replace "-alpha" by "." (or ".alpha"),
>> using a versionmangle clause.
>> i'm wondering though, why the debian package version uses "~", which
>> kind of clashes with the upstream version scheme, esp. as it is not
>> taken care of in debian/watch.
> I don't know who did this particular changelog, but what I often do is 
> treat alpha and beta releases as lower than the actual version number, 
> to leave room for the eventual(!) case of upstream deciding to not bump 
> the version number when dropping the alpha/beta flag (a.k.a. doing the 
> "final release").

good point.
however, in this specific case, there is no active upstream development
anymore, so it is unlikely that upstream will make a release that breaks
the version mangle (though of course, you never know).

what is currently released as "upstream", is a tgz put together by hans.

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