Re: Version numbers of apps in the gnome desktop.
- From: Elijah Newren <newren gmail com>
- To: Jaap Haitsma <jaap haitsma org>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Version numbers of apps in the gnome desktop.
- Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 08:26:35 -0600
On 9/10/05, Jaap Haitsma <jaap haitsma org> wrote:
> Currently most of the applications which are part of the gnome-desktop
> are the same 2.12 however some apps like evolution, totem, gnome-volume
> manager, epiphany (and maybe a couple more) have different version numbers.
> Wouldn't it be handier when apps are entering the gnome-desktop to have
> their version numbers bumped to the current gnome version. This way it
> is clearer to users that of all the gnome-desktop apps they run the
> latest version.
Yes, it would be much handier for many people (including the release
team, or at least me). This is a basic guideline, combined with
others it is written out as http://developer.gnome.org/gep/gep-4.html.
This GEP was written before my time, but I'm guessing it was probably
too hard to make it a strict requirement at the time, and I think it
probably still is now, but it doesn't hurt to ask individual app
authors if they'd be willing to switch version numbering. It seems a
few more do so every release or so. (e.g. ORBit recently was made to
match, gdm will do so soon...)
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