Release practices - include version in tarball name

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Release practices - include version in tarball name

Postby Biscuit » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:56 am

Hello

Please include the version number in your release tarballs. Preferably in the filename, but in the folder name will do. The current practice of using the exact same path and filename for a new release causes hell for package maintainers, it's a bad practice.
Go to the XnView MP 0.83 announcement, the download link is "Linux x64 TGZ version: http://download.xnview.com/XnViewMP-linux-x64.tgz"
Go to the XnView MP 0.81 announcement, the download link is "Linux x64 TGZ version: http://download.xnview.com/XnViewMP-linux-x64.tgz"

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Re: Release practices - include version in tarball name

Postby xnview » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:23 am

you have version in package filename here http://download.xnview.com/old_versions
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