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Author Topic: DcUpdater Bug: 1.2.3 is the same as 1.2.3a  (Read 2260 times)

Deozaan

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DcUpdater Bug: 1.2.3 is the same as 1.2.3a
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:48:27 AM »
DcUpdater seems to only check for numbers and does not differentiate between versions that have letters in them but are otherwise the same.

It will see all of the below examples as being the same version.


1.2.3
1.2.3a
1.2.3abcdefg
1.2.3.abcd


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Re: DcUpdater Bug: 1.2.3 is the same as 1.2.3a
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 02:13:24 AM »
The original usual specification is about numbers only, and the version resources of files can only contain numbers. There are textual representations of those resources, but these are used for display only, not comparison/registration.
Guess mouser intended/s to check actual file version resources too :up:


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I really like ever incrementing build-numbers (5.0.1.1165, 5.10.1.1172, etc.)
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Re: DcUpdater Bug: 1.2.3 is the same as 1.2.3a
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 02:17:42 AM »
A (IMHO) trustworthy resource on these numbering schemes: Software_versioningw

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Re: DcUpdater Bug: 1.2.3 is the same as 1.2.3a
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 02:53:42 AM »
Maintenance releases (i.e. bug fixes only) would generally be denoted as 1.81a, 1.81b, etc.

DcUpdater won't work with such a versioning system.