[Gpe-list] New GPE packages for N770/N800 for testing
g+gpe at cobb.uk.net
Mon Jul 30 00:37:54 CEST 2007
On Sunday 29 July 2007 17:10, Koen Kooi wrote:
> Ryan Pavlik schreef:
> > Koen Kooi wrote:
> >> Graham Cobb schreef:
> >>> I have built new packages for the N770 (gregale) and N800 (bora).
> >>> These are available from my experimental repositories
> >>> (http://www.cobb.uk.net/770/experimental.html).
> >>> The packages are built from the latest SVN and all the GPE packages
> >>> have a version number starting 2.7
> >> Why not use the actual version numbers instead of creating an upgrade
> >> mess?
> > Because those are the actual version numbers
> No, they are not! See http://gpe.linuxtogo.org/download/source/
I did ask for comments on version numbering last week to try to decide this
before I built the new packages. As I didn't get much response I went ahead
anyway as I need to get people testing the packages. However, I can change
the version numbering scheme and build the packages with any version numbers
*Personally* I think it is much easier for the users of GPE if we create
complete "GPE releases" each with their own version number (as per the GPE
Roadmap: http://www.linuxtogo.org/gowiki/GPERoadmap). Users can easily see
that components are consistent because they have the same version number.
So, I used the version numbers from the roadmap: we are currently between
release 2.7 and release 2.8 of GPE, which is why I used a version of 2.7 with
a date appended (the 2.8 release will not have a date appended but interim
builds following 2.8 will go back to having the date included until 2.9 is
released). My vote is definitely for just having one version number visible
to the end users: the GPE release number.
On the other hand, I realise that this hides the version numbers of the
individual GPE components. Some may prefer that we build packages with the
component version numbers in them. I think that makes life easier for
developers but harder for users but I will fit in with whatever the consensus
> Only gpe-appmgr has a 2.7 release:
> http://gpe.linuxtogo.org/download/source/ all the rest is pre 1.0.
> AFAIK debian doesn't allow people to make up versions, but please enlighten
> me if I'm wrong.
The version number isn't made up, it is the GPE release number -- from the
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