[Openvas-devel] Planning OpenVAS 4 Beta

Jan-Oliver Wagner Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net
Wed Nov 10 00:18:14 CET 2010


On Monday 08 November 2010 15:45:28 Stephan Kleine wrote:
> On Monday November 8 2010 12:06:21 Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> > How to apply version number for OpenVAS
> > ---------------------------------------
> > 
> >  * Any stable release should be given a version number N.N.N.
> >    Thus source code tarballs are named "module-name-N.N.N.tar.gz"
> > 
> >  * Any Beta and RC release refers to a next major release, never
> >    a minor release. Thus versions like "N.N-beta1" or "N.N-rc1"
> >    are applicable, but not "N.N.N-rc1".
> >    This ensures, that for example 2.0.0 is greater than 2.0-beta1
> >    when applying simple version comparison.
> 
> Which doesn't work cause rpm doesn't allow "-" in the version string so one 
> had to use 2.0.beta1 which is "bigger" than 2.0.0.

alas, this is not getting an easy task ;-)

How about "N.N+rc1"?
At least 2.0+rc1 is less than 2.0.0.
Do we get trouble with some packaging rules with "+"?

Best

	Jan

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