[opam-devel] current opam-repository policy : who can modify a package description

Amir Chaudhry amc79 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 22 16:45:10 GMT 2016

> On 22 Feb 2016, at 16:39, Hannes Mehnert <hannes at mehnert.org> wrote:
> On 02/22/16 05:31 PM, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
>> Interesting idea -- so this would mean that OPAM has to remap
>> upstream versions into something that is a semantic version.
>> Does Elm eliminate this by mandating that libraries should
>> "natively" all be semantically versioned?  We can't do this in
>> OCaml today since there are too many upstream packages with
>> their own versioning notions.
> Elm seems to check whether the API is compatible, and if not, only
> accepts a release if major is bumped:
> https://github.com/elm-lang/elm-package#version-rules
> What does "own versioning notions" mean?  I'd appreciate if the
> community would enforce (by peer pressure and adequate tooling) semantic
> versioning for the main opam-repository.

Thanks, this mostly answers my question. :)


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