[Bioperl-l] Bioperl versioning

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Oct 23 11:42:15 EDT 2006


Nathan S. Haigh wrote:
> I believe the link to the documentation above describes a common CPAN
> versioning scheme as follows:
> 
> 1.00, 1.10, 1.11, 1.20, 1.30, 1.31, 1.32
> 
> Therefore version 1.5 of Bioperl would be: 1.50 and version 1.5.2 would
> be better as 1.52. Then to indicate that the 1.5 series is a developer
> release, you append the underscore and at least 2 digits. Thus resulting
> in the following: Bioperl 1.5 would be 1.50_01 and 1.5.2 would be
> 1.52_01. The only thing i'm unsure about would be when does the _01 get
> incremented? I suspect we would probably not increment this number since
> each release would be an increment of the minor release number e.g.
> 1.52_01, 1.53_01, 1.54_01 etc.
> 
> Although I'm still not sure how this versioning would affect bioperl 1.4
> since 1.4 uses a non-standard versioning scheme :o(

Ok, I'm going to go ahead and call it 1.52_01 then. Surely 1.60 will be 
treated higher than 1.4? Anyway, we can cross that bridge when we get 
there, but this seems appropriate now.


Cheers,
Sendu.


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