[Goodies-dev] Accounts for the new release manager

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Thu Jul 23 09:02:36 CEST 2009

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> BTW, tarball naming schemes are a BIG F***ING MESSAGE! People, please
> stick to <project>-[0-9].[0-9].[0-9].tar.bz2 and don't use -rc1 or
> whatever. You only break sorting and you make it more difficult for
> other people to detect versions from tarballs automatically. If you
> want to release RCs for e.g. 0.6.0, just release more 0.5.x's and call
> them RCs in your announcements ...
> This also makes sense because 0.6.0rc1 or 0.6.0RC1 or 0.6.0-RC1 or
> whatever you call it does not belong to the 0.6 cycle because that
> starts with 0.6.0 and not before.
> The release manager should now detect pretty much all releases but some
> (like x.y.z-rc1 and whatnot) are listed in the x.y branches and not in
> x.(y-1) where they belong. 
I used to use this kind of naming, sorry for that, but it wasn't clean 
for me what is preferable, from now on i will be using the "0.5.x for 
0.6.0 branch".

>   - Jannis

Cheers, and thanks for your terrific work.

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