[Rubygems-developers] Advice on version numbers for alpha releases?

Lyle Johnson lyle.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 15:19:25 EDT 2005

On 8/18/05, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org> wrote:

> Hmmm ... you are right.  The documentation never explicitly says three
> part versions, although that is the recommended scheme and most of the
> examples use three part versions.  However, a version may have as many
> parts as you want, provided each part is numeric and the parts are
> separated by a period.


> Look at http://onestepback.org/betagems/gems for a number of my beta gems
> with four digit versions.  I don't generally release the four part betas
> on rubyforge, but I do often upload them to
> http://onestepback.org/betagems for limited release.
> When comparing versions with a different number of parts, the shorter
> version is extended on the right with zeros.

Thanks for the examples, I get it now!

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