[Libreoffice] Git tags: why not "3.3.4-rc2" instead of ""

Gioele Barabucci gioele at svario.it
Thu Aug 18 10:37:56 PDT 2011

On 18/08/2011 16:15, Miklos Vajna wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:27:14PM +0200, Gioele Barabucci<gioele at svario.it>  wrote:
>> I was wondering why the git tags are named `` for 3.3.4-rc2
>> instead of the more natural `3.3.4-rc2` or the more common `v3.3.4-rc2`.
>> I am used to see as the second bugfix release for 3.3.4, or, in
>> more mathematical terms,>  3.3.4 = I hope 3.5-rc1 will
>> not be tagged as 3.5.1.
>> Is this behaviour a leftover of the SVN workflow? Could it be changed?
> The problem is that when 3.4.x.y is tagged in git, nobody knows if it
> will be the last RC or not. The final 3.4.x release is always the same
> as the last RC, and there is only one 3.4.x.y tag for them.

Sorry, but I do not understand. What I'd do to release `3.4.1-rc2` is

1. tag current commit with `v3.4.1-rc2`,
2. ask for review,
3. if no problem is found, tag same commit with `v3.4.1`.

In case changes are needed:

3b. make change and tag the current commit with `v3.4.1-rc2`,
4. ask for another review,
4. tag same commit with `v3.4.1`.

Also in this case you have only one `3.4.X-rcY` tag for each `3.4.X`.

There must be something that I miss...

Gioele Barabucci <gioele at svario.it>

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