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33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">An &quot;old-school&quot; metastructure proposal with &quot;boot for being a slacker&quot; Part II</td> 33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">scm package version suffix</td>
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35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td> 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">$Revision: 1.5 $</td>
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37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0054.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2007/10/12 02:08:27</a></td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0054.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">$Date: 2007/12/17 18:42:33 $</a></td>
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39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Alec Warner &lt;antarus&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Piotr JaroszyƄski &lt;peper&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Final</td> 41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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47<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">11-Oct-2007</td> 47<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">09-Dec-2007</td>
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51<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Requires:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glepglep-0039.html">39</a></td>
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53<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">11-Oct-2007</td> 49<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">09-Dec-2007</td>
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58<div class="contents topic"> 54<div class="contents topic">
59<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p> 55<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
60<ul class="simple"> 56<ul class="simple">
61<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id4" name="id4">Rationale</a></li> 59<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#version-comparison" id="id5" name="id5">Version Comparison</a></li>
64<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 61<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id6" name="id6">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
65<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id6" name="id6">Specification</a></li>
66<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li> 62<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
67</ul> 63</ul>
68</div> 64</div>
69<div class="section"> 65<div class="section">
70<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
71<p>This GLEP amends GLEP 39[#GLEP39]_. A new project must be announced 67<p>This GLEP proposes addition of a new special package version suffix - <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> -
72to the community prior to it's conception. The announcement should state 68for ebuilds checking out source directly from a source code management system.</p>
73the project goals, the plan to achieve those goals, and any other information
74deemed useful to the community by the person proposing a new project.</p>
75</div> 69</div>
76<div class="section"> 70<div class="section">
77<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 71<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78<p>Projects were being started behind the scenes that people were not aware of; 72<p>Currently there is no standard way of marking SCM ebuilds. Using 9999 as the
79this included developers and users alike. It was thought important to notify 73version is pretty common, but it is handled like any other ebuild and hence
80the community of new projects. This also enables new projects to get valuable 74portage cannot provide any additional features for packages with such a version.
81feedback before getting to far into design and implementation.</p> 75Another way is adding separate package with -cvs suffix in its name, but that
76forces to use <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">||</span> <span class="pre">(</span> <span class="pre">cat/pkg</span> <span class="pre">cat/pkg-cvs</span> <span class="pre">)</span></tt> dependencies. The closest to what
77is proposed in this GLEP is the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cvs</span></tt> version part, but its implementation is
78of very limited use. It has strange comparison rules, no documentation, has
79never been used in the tree and has a misleading name.</p>
80<p>The possibility for package managers to recognise SCM ebuilds would allow them
81to add features dedicated specially to said ebuilds. One such feature could be
82automatic re-installation of SCM packages once a day or week, but that's beyond
83this GLEP.</p>
82</div> 84</div>
83<div class="section"> 85<div class="section">
84<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 86<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
85<p>We hope projects receiving feedback fare better in the long run with regards 87<p><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> is a special suffix. It can be used on its own, but also in any other
86to general reception as well as meeting the goals set forth in their 88valid version spec, just before the place where revision would go. And just like
87announcement. We hope projects announced early get more volunteers by virtue 89revision it can be used only once in a version spec, e.g.:</p>
88of being announced and in the community's view.</p> 90<blockquote>
91<ul class="simple">
92<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1.0_alpha0-scm</span></tt></li>
93<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1.0_alpha-scm</span></tt></li>
94<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1.0-scm-r3</span></tt></li>
95<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1-scm</span></tt></li>
96<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1-scm-r2</span></tt></li>
97<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-scm</span></tt></li>
98</ul>
99</blockquote>
100<p>These package atoms are sorted in ascending order (see <a class="reference" href="#version-comparison">Version Comparison</a>).</p>
89</div> 101</div>
90<div class="section"> 102<div class="section">
91<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 103<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="version-comparison" name="version-comparison">Version Comparison</a></h1>
92<p>Projects already announced before 19-Oct-2006 are not affected. Since this 104<p>The addition of the scm suffix yields changes in version comparison:</p>
93GLEP was authored nearly a year later, conceivably projects announced since 105<blockquote>
94then should retroactively send mail regarding their goals and means to achieve 106<ul class="simple">
95them if they have not done so already; otherwise they would be in breach of 107<li>When comparing version components from left to right the scm component has the
96policy set in 2006.</p> 108highest priority.</li>
109<li>Current suffixes with no number part no longer default to zero if they are
110followed by an scm suffix. If that's the case the number part is considered
111to be of a maximum value. Hence <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1_alpha2-scm</span> <span class="pre">&lt;</span> <span class="pre">1_alpha-scm</span></tt>, but still
112<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1_alpha</span> <span class="pre">==</span> <span class="pre">1_alpha0</span></tt>.</li>
113</ul>
114</blockquote>
115<p>Example parsing:</p>
116<blockquote>
117<ul>
118<li><dl class="first docutils">
119<dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-scm</span> <span class="pre">&gt;</span> <span class="pre">cat/pkg-1</span></tt></dt>
120<dd><p class="first last">When parsing from left to right the first difference is <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> and
121<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1</span></tt>. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-scm</span></tt> wins.</p>
122</dd>
123</dl>
124</li>
125<li><dl class="first docutils">
126<dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1-scm</span> <span class="pre">&gt;</span> <span class="pre">cat/pkg-1.0-scm</span></tt></dt>
127<dd><p class="first last">When parsing from left to right the first difference is <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> and
128<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">0</span></tt>. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1-scm</span></tt> wins.</p>
129</dd>
130</dl>
131</li>
132<li><dl class="first docutils">
133<dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cat/pkg-1_alpha-scm</span> <span class="pre">&gt;</span> <span class="pre">cat/pkg-1_alpha1-scm</span></tt></dt>
134<dd><p class="first last">In the first package version <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">alpha</span></tt> doesn't have a number part <em>and</em>
135is followed by an <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> suffix, hence it is considered to have a maximum
136value as the number part. When parsing from left to right the first
137difference is the number part of the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">alpha</span></tt> suffix. Maximum value
138yielded by the following <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> suffix wins with <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1</span></tt>.</p>
139</dd>
140</dl>
141</li>
142</ul>
143</blockquote>
144<p>List of version specs in ascending order:</p>
145<blockquote>
146<ul class="simple">
147<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1</span></tt></li>
148<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.1-scm</span></tt></li>
149<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_alpha-scm</span></tt></li>
150<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta_p</span></tt></li>
151<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta_p0-scm</span></tt></li>
152<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta_p1-scm</span></tt></li>
153<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta_p-scm</span></tt></li>
154<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta1_p-scm</span></tt></li>
155<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta10</span></tt></li>
156<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta10_p1-scm</span></tt></li>
157<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta10-scm</span></tt></li>
158<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2_beta-scm</span></tt></li>
159<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2</span></tt></li>
160<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2-scm</span></tt></li>
161<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.2-scm-r1</span></tt></li>
162<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1-scm</span></tt></li>
163<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">10</span></tt></li>
164<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt></li>
165<li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm-r3</span></tt></li>
166</ul>
167</blockquote>
97</div> 168</div>
98<div class="section"> 169<div class="section">
99<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 170<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
100<p>New projects should send an Request For Comments mail to gentoo-dev (and 171<p>Portage versions prior to 2.1.2.12 (included in 2007.0) don't handle arbitrary
101optionally gentoo-project) in order to received feedback from the Gentoo 172version suffixes and die during various tasks making portage hard or impossible
102community. Once the feedback has been received and changes incorportated into 173to use. Later versions just ignore them displaying warnings. Hence use of
103the goals and design (if any), the project team should send a mail to 174<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">scm</span></tt> suffixes in gentoo-x86 tree will probably have to wait till 2008.0
104gentoo-dev-announce (and optionally gentoo-announce) regarding it's launch.</p> 175release or later.</p>
105<p>The contents of the announcements is left intentionally vague as to not
106restrict the scope of projects, goals, and means. If announcement, projects,
107goals, or means end up being terrible; the authors of this GLEP fully expect
108the community to chew you out over it.</p>
109<p>This GLEP does not empower the community to kill a new project, even if everyone
110decides it sucks.</p>
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