Version numbering RFC

Sanjeev Gupta ghane0 at
Wed Dec 28 18:09:27 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at> wrote:

> A newbie looking at ntpsec-0.9.6-499 would quite reasonably assume it
> means tick 499 after 0.9.6.  It doesn't, because we bump VERSION just
> before release rather than just after.

As a newbie, I can confirm that I would expect the same.

Could you do <version>~<tick> , that way it would lexically sort such that
0.9.6~499 is before 0.9.6

Sanjeev Gupta
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