choosing the lesser evil - mednafen versioning scheme

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at
Tue Oct 28 14:52:37 CET 2008

On Tuesday, 28 October 2008 at 11:13, Andrea Musuruane wrote:
> 2008/10/28 Julian Sikorski <belegdol at>:
> > mednafen devs have released a new version today. It's 0.8.A, and it is
> > newer than 0.8.9 (think hex). The problem is that rpm thinks that 0.8.9
> > is older. This seems like epoch bump will be necessary, but kwizart
> > suggested using fake version (0.8.10). I personally believe that epoch
> > is a lesser evil here, but I'm open for suggestions. What is so wrong
> > with using epoch anyway?
> I would suggest to use a fake version too or to use a post release
> version scheme (i.e. same version as before 0.8.9 but bigger release).
> But among the two I prefer the first.

Though the real fun will begin when upstream bumps it to 0.8.10
(say, after 0.8.F).


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