[mythtv] Status of mythtv packaging out of CVS and CVS versioning

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Wed Nov 10 11:40:14 UTC 2004

Dear all,

in the past there were mixed feelings on packaging CVS
bits. Personally I think it did benefit the project as more people
could switch to CVS and back (only manual labour was to backup/restore
the mysql database) and could provide feedback. Also packagers could
shake off packaging bugs before the release.

But there were also instances were people were reporting fixed bugs
from previous CVS versions as they had not updated to the final

As a way to have both benefits (accurate reports and early adopters) I
suggest to get some more or less blessed and official versioning
scheme for CVS, which would be used by packagers. It could be
something like

	  0.16 < 0.16.0.cvs20041110 < 0.17

It just need to fit in rpm's/deb's/gentoo's etc versioning scheme
(e.g. the inequality above must hold for all), which the above
suggestion fulfills.

(The suggestion above is just an example, but it should be the same
scheme across distributions, e.g. given by upstream developers,
e.g. you! ;)

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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