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authorUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2015-05-03 18:53:26 +0200
committerUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2015-05-03 18:53:26 +0200
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Merge remarks about revision bumps from Developer Handbook.
This is taken from proj/en/devrel/handbook/hb-policy-ebuild.xml, section "Ebuild policy", subsection "Versioning and revision bumps". Permission to reuse the CC-BY-SA-1.0 work under CC-BY-SA-2.0 (or any later version) obtained from author plasmaroo per e-mail on 2015-04-16.
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@@ -17,12 +17,16 @@ Ebuilds should have their <c>-rX</c> incremented whenever a change is made which
will make a substantial difference to what gets installed by the package <d/> by
substantial, we generally mean "something for which many users would want to
upgrade". This is usually for bugfixes.
+For any such revision bump, the new ebuild should be based on the
+previous revision to ensure that fixes aren't dropped accidentally.
Simple compile fixes do <b>not</b> warrant a revision bump; this is because they do
not affect the installed package for users who already managed to compile it.
Small documentation fixes are also usually not grounds for a new revision.
+In particular, this applies if the package has a substantial compilation
+time; developers should use their best judgement in these circumstances.