[Rubygems-developers] Version number format

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Tue Mar 30 04:52:14 EST 2004

Chad Fowler said:
> The only problem I see with Jim's suggestion is that there is no way
> (currently) for the gem installer to differentiate between these bleeding
> edge releases and a normal upgrade.  So, if you want to update the latest
> *stable* release, you have to specify a version string.  I would find that
> to be annoying.   Anyone have an idea of how we could fix that in this
> scenario?  I like the fact that with the -snapshot method, you could
> continue to update the stable version in parrallel to the snapshot
> version.

Debian separates its servers into three areas: stable, testing and
unstable.  We could do something similar by putting snapshots into a
different area of the repository, so you don't get them unless you are
explicitly looking for bleeding edge software.

-- Jim Weirich     jim at weirichhouse.org    http://onestepback.org
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