MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1 alpha port naming

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Sun Jul 6 19:56:54 PDT 2014

On Jul 6, 2014, at 1:54 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Jul 4, 2014, at 10:05 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> I have new mariadb100 and mariadb101-devel ports installed and with basic tests (connect to information_schema db).
>> I do not know that I am a fan of "drop the dot" version naming but consistency has it's place.
>> Does anyone want to share their opinion as to naming these ports mariadb100 and mariadb101-devel vs mariadb10.0 and mariadb10.1-devel?
> Jeremy H has been of the opinion that we should not drop the dot, and should separate the version from the name with a dash, and has done so with the clang ports (e.g. clang-3.4). This seems to work fine.
> mariadb-10.0
> mariadb-10.1

I like it!

> Don't use a -devel suffix. (clang-3.5 doesn't.)

Is clang-3.5 alpha? Mariadb 10.1 is alpha.

My reason for adding -devel is to not encourage the casual user to install alpha software.

Would mariadb-devel or mariadb-10.1-alpha be better?

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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