[plt-scheme] PLaneT: Is there any way that I can control the version number?

From: Jacob Matthews (jacobm at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sun Jul 15 22:36:30 EDT 2007

Yes and no. You can set the 'version field in your package's info.ss,
which will allow you to indicate that your package corresponds to
version 8 of the original package. But the 1.3 number is controlled
exclusively by planet; the point of that number is entirely to
communicate between-package-revisions compatibility information, so we
purposely chose not to allow package authors to set it themselves.


On 7/15/07, Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at blarg.net> wrote:
> I've been uploading a few versions of a package to PLaneT (it's
> "foof-loop.plt"), and it's annoying that PLaneT generates its own
> version number for me, rather than letting me choose my own.  Right
> now the generated number is 1.3, but I would like it to be 8, since
> the files in the package are already at version 8 (according to their
> author's numbering system; I am not the author but am merely packaging
> the stuff for him).  I would rather there not be a bunch of different
> version numbers for the same package, since that is confusing; and I
> would prefer to use his numbers, since they have been around longer.
> So: is there any way I can tell PLaneT that this is version 8 (short
> of making seven more uploads, and telling it that each is
> backwards-incompatible)?
> --
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> one scene that says, "Danger! 10,000 Ohms!" I cannot explain to
> laymen why people like me think that is uproariously funny.
>         -- Steven den Beste
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