[Bioperl-l] Bioperl versioning
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 23 10:29:33 EDT 2006
> Dave Howorth wrote:
> >>> That's the user point of view - how does the developer actually tell
> >>> CPAN that something is a developer release so that normal users don't
> >>> automatically install it?
> >> I found this:
> >> http://www.atrixnet.com/PM/So-You-Want-to-Contribute-to-The-CPAN.ppt
> >> Is says that $VERSION should simply be changed from a naked number into
> >> a single quoted number and this should be recognized by the CPAN
> > <http://search.cpan.org/~nwclark/perl-
> Thanks for that.
> I guess from that the 1.5.2 version number should be:
> $VERSION = 1.05_02
> And 1.6 would be
> $VERSION = 1.06
> But will this cause a problem wrt 1.4? 1.4 has:
> $VERSION = 1.4;
> Is 1.4 lower than 1.06? Should we keep to a single digit version, so
> 1.5_02 and 1.6? Does this really not work with CPAN? Should we call them
> version fifty and version sixty? 1.50_02, 1.60?
Doesn't perl 5.6.1 and up use the 'x.y.z' versioning syntax? It would be
much simpler to use that.
Simon Cozens wrote about this a while back:
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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