[Bioc-devel] svn and package version numbers
mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Mon Jul 1 00:56:20 CEST 2013
On 06/30/2013 03:32 PM, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2013 12:43 PM, "Kasper Daniel Hansen" <
> kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, as far as I understand, the package does not get build using the new
>> commit, if it has already been build with that version number before.
> The package is built but not propagated to the web/repository. This
> "feature" allows developers to check that their changes get built by the
It's more a safety measure -- if the developer FORGETS to bump, then at least we
are not distributing two implementations under the same version number.
As Wolfgang says, version numbers are free so no need to hold back on their use.
> build system, but yes, once you're satisfied that things work, you should
> bump the version number to propagate the package and avoid the confusion
> Wolfgang describes.
>> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 3:12 AM, Wolfgang Huber <whuber at embl.de> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> just a reminder that it is good practice to bump up the package version
>>> when you commit a change to a package's source, even if you consider it
>>> 'trivial'. Version numbers are free, while the confusion ensuing from
>>> being different versions of the software with ostensibly the same
>>> can waste a great deal of someone's time.
>>> Dan / Bioc-Core team: would it be good to mention this somewhere on
>>> http://bioconductor.org/developers/source-control ?
>>> Best wishes
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