per-version hints proposal

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jun 21 14:27:00 GMT 2016

On Jun 21 08:08, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 06/21/2016 06:03 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> * 'curr', 'prev' and 'test' don't make sense on a per-version basis.  So I
> >> suggest a separate file for these version overrides (versions.hint?)
> > 
> > Ideally we wouldn't need something like "prev" at all since the version
> > number itself is sufficient to specify what's curr and what's old.
> Except when upstream version numbers go backwards.  We'd have to adopt
> something like Fedora's "epoch" numbering if we want our version numbers
> to always be increasing (by bumping the epoch any time upstream versions
> go backwards).

I think Yaakov is desperately asking for this for a long time :)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat
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