[Development] Do we need version tags in released src packages?

Jani Heikkinen jani.heikkinen at qt.io
Fri Aug 13 09:17:16 CEST 2021


We are planning to simplify our packaging and releasing scripts and one thing which would simplify our scripts is removal of version tag parsing for src (and example) packages. So the question is if we can remove version tag (-alpha, -beta1 etc) from our src and exmple packages? 

In my opinion we don't need those; packages are always released in proper release folder (like https://download.qt.io/development_releases/qt/6.2/6.2.0-beta2/) and so on it should be quite obvious in which pre-release packages belongs to. Official release are already without any version tag so removing those from development releases shouldn't matter either. But does someone disagree and if yes why? 

Jani Heikkinen
Release Manager

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