[rfk-dev] bugs -- pedro overthinks version numbers!

Peter A. H. Peterson pedro at tastytronic.net
Mon Oct 29 16:31:38 PDT 2012

Quoting Eric S. Raymond:
> Peter A. H. Peterson <pedro at tastytronic.net>:
> > If it's too embarassing to imagine me overthinking these things as a
> > robotfindskitten fanboy, you can instead think of me as a zealous
> > advocate for the defense of rfk tradition. It's my fiduciary duty to
> > make the best case I can, while deferring to the wisdom of the group.
> Understood.  robotfindskitten is performance art; 

Haha -- yes!

> it is very important
> that we preserve the peculiar esthetic of the original.  You are not
> "overthinking", you are defending the integrity of the work.  I get
> this and do not need persuasion about either its desirability or
> your ability and authority to do it.

Thanks. I serve at the pleasure of the consortium.

> > THAT SAID, regarding the NKI count...
> I think we should keep the present version-number format.
> I think the minor part should be a count of NKIs in the file or
> files we ship with the distribution. I do not think it should
> change at runtime if the user installs new NKI files.
> This would accomplishe the traditional purpose of the NKI part, which
> is to be a minor version number tied to the release level of the
> tarball.

That works for me and seems like a pretty good (and harmless)
compromise. I vote we progress with that approach unless there are


Peter A. H. Peterson
Graduate Student Researcher
Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research
University of California, Los Angeles

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