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Re: /setup.html please read - feedback desired
On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 05:48, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 01:20:03PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >Robert Collins wrote:
> >In the "Package file naming" section:
> >"In the event that a package doesn't sort correctly (for example, from
> >...-9-... to ...-10-..., use the setup.hint current, prev and exp labels to
> >override the inbuilt sort during the transition period."
> >I think setup.hint's are more-or-less required, now. Otherwise, there's no
> >way to set the sdesc, ldesc, dependencies, etc. So, the "auto-sort" is a
> >soon-to-be-vestigial feature; emphasis should be on setup.hint.
> I don't think there is any reason to force the versioning in setup.hint.
> That's sort of error-prone, actually. Experience has shown that.
OTOH it's the only way we can have
"should be stable" and
"use at own risk"
all available via setup.exe and clearly identified. Without setup.hint,
a single file is *assumed* to be current. IMO, that's dangerous as we
get more packages.