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Newer Wine versions?

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thorvindr Thursday 4 September 2014 at 22:06
thorvindrAnonymous

I'm wondering why I can only see Wine version up to 1.7.25, when versions as high as 1.7.7 are available. On the other hand, when I go to the WineHQ website, I see the same thing. Their app database has data for versions up to 1.7.7, but their main page reports 1.7.25 as the latest dev version.

So what's going on here?

Quentin PÂRIS Friday 5 September 2014 at 0:24
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Wine 1.7.7 is lower than 1.7.25

You will find it be scrolling down the list

thorvindr Friday 5 September 2014 at 19:32
thorvindrAnonymous

Wait. 1.7.7 is an older version that 1.7.25? That's incredibly confusing. Okay, it's not INCREDIBLY confusing, but it's counterintuitive. Thanks for the tip.

Quentin PÂRIS Friday 5 September 2014 at 19:34
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Wait. 1.7.7 is an older version that 1.7.25? That's incredibly confusing. Okay, it's not INCREDIBLY confusing, but it's counterintuitive. Thanks for the tip.

Valmar Saturday 6 September 2014 at 10:36
ValmarAnonymous

For when you have time, thorvindr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_versioning. It's a long, but interesting read. :)

Ronin DUSETTE Saturday 6 September 2014 at 10:44
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

 

For when you have time, thorvindr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_versioning. It's a long, but interesting read. :)

 

I agree. I have read that a few times, and it is very good when first trying to grasp the concept of programming, in general. Highly recommended reading. :) 


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thorvindr Saturday 6 September 2014 at 14:25
thorvindrAnonymous

Sorry. It's not always like that, and even according to that article, there aren't really any rules. Being someone who knows what a decimal point means, you can understand my confusion when someone does it the other way.
petch Saturday 6 September 2014 at 14:46
petch
Developer

Tell me how you interpret 1.7.7 as a decimal number...

thorvindr Saturday 6 September 2014 at 14:59
thorvindrAnonymous

Because it uses arabic numerals and doesn't have any letters in it, the automatic assumption is that it is a base-10 (also known as "decimal") notation.
Quentin PÂRIS Saturday 6 September 2014 at 16:12
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Because it uses arabic numerals and doesn't have any letters in it, the automatic assumption is that it is a base-10 (also known as "decimal") notation.

petch Saturday 6 September 2014 at 18:02
petch
Developer

By this definition it's 3 decimal numbers, not one

thorvindr Saturday 6 September 2014 at 18:11
thorvindrAnonymous

I've always just seen it as sort of a kindergarten interpretation of decimal notation. 1.7.7 is properly noted as 1.77. I understand that isn't what's going on here, but when I see two decimal points in the same string, that's how I initially translate it. Again, that's because I'm a math person who expects the rules to always be the same. Because math just is, regardless of context. What REALLY throws me is going back and forth between the American and European notations, because commas and points trade jobs.

Edited by thorvindr

Quentin PÂRIS Saturday 6 September 2014 at 19:05
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

I've always just seen it as sort of a kindergarten interpretation of decimal notation. 1.7.7 is properly noted as 1.77. I understand that isn't what's going on here, but when I see two decimal points in the same string, that's how I initially translate it. Again, that's because I'm a math person who expects the rules to always be the same. Because math just is, regardless of context. What REALLY throws me is going back and forth between the American and European notations, because commas and points trade jobs.

Edited by Tinou

thorvindr Saturday 6 September 2014 at 19:22
thorvindrAnonymous

If I'm meant to read it as (1,7,7), then it shouldn't be written as 1.7.7

I understand what you're saying. You're not wrong. I simply object to the format.
Quentin PÂRIS Saturday 6 September 2014 at 19:26
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

You really do not want to have all your software versions written like that, it would not be clear at all.

Ronin DUSETTE Sunday 7 September 2014 at 9:13
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

If I'm meant to read it as (1,7,7), then it shouldn't be written as 1.7.7

I understand what you're saying. You're not wrong. I simply object to the format.

We don't have control over Wine version management. Complaint department =  https://www.winehq.org/

As for the versioning system, it is pretty standard. I mean, textbook, generic, "as-standard-as-it-gets" standard. I am sure that we can mark this topic as "resolved". :D


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thorvindr Sunday 7 September 2014 at 15:57
thorvindrAnonymous

I keep clicking "set as solved," but apparently it's not working.
Ronin DUSETTE Monday 8 September 2014 at 21:46
Ronin DUSETTE
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It shows "solved" to me. 


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