xemacs-package for VM 8.0.8
steve at sxemacs.org
Fri Feb 22 22:58:51 EST 2008
* Robert Widhopf-Fenk <hack at robf.de> writes:
> On Monday, February 18, 2008 at 08:03:04, Stephen Turnbull, XEmacs 21 4 Release Manager wrote:
>> Robert, I assume that you want to keep the VM version number in sync
>> with its XEmacs package version, as Kyle did. However, XEmacs package
>> versions are not compatible with double-dot versions, AFAIK. Please
>> consult with Norbert and maybe Steve Y and Ville about that.
> Hi Norbert,
> how should I assign the version number of the package so it
> matches to the upstream version
Take my advice... don't. Sooner or later they _will_ get out of sync so
there's no point in trying. You can always get to the upstream version
via #'package-get-info anyway...
,----[ C-h f package-get-info RET ]
| `package-get-info' is an interactive autoloaded Lisp function
| -- autoloads from "package-get"
| Get information about a package.
| Quite similar to `package-get-info-prop', but can retrieve a lot more
| Argument PACKAGE is the name of an XEmacs package (a symbol). It must
| be a valid package, ie, a member of `package-get-base'.
| Argument INFORMATION is a symbol that can be any one of:
| standards-version Package system version (not used).
| version Version of the XEmacs package.
| author-version The upstream version of the package.
| date The date the package was last modified.
| build-date The date the package was last built.
| maintainer The maintainer of the package.
| distribution Will always be "xemacs" (not used).
| priority "low", "medium", or "high" (not used).
| category Either "standard", "mule", or "unsupported"..
| dump Is the package dumped (not used).
| description A description of the package.
| filename The filename of the binary tarball of the package.
| md5sum The md5sum of filename.
| size The size in bytes of filename.
| provides A list of symbols that this package provides.
| requires A list of packages that this package requires.
| type Can be either "regular" or "single-file".
| If optional argument ARG is non-nil insert INFORMATION into current
| buffer at point. This is very useful for doing things like inserting
| a maintainer's email address into a mail buffer.
| If optional argument REMOTE is non-nil use a package list from a
| remote site. For this to work `package-get-remote' must be non-nil.
| If this function is called interactively it will display INFORMATION
| in the minibuffer.
| Invoked with:
| M-x package-get-info
(package-get-info 'vm 'author-version)
(package-get-info 'vm 'version)
> I so not see any rules for the other packages and was thinking about
> to transform by
> "%d.%2d%d", MAJOR, MINOR, PATCH
> e.g. for 8.0.8 the package version 8.008, for 8.1.2 the
> package version 8.012 or are there any rules or limitation
> for the package numbers?
That wouldn't work for #'pui-list-packages. The version columns are
formatted to n.nn, so 8.008 would transform to 8.00 in PUI's buffer.
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