Why are tags for coq-serapi looking like 8.14.0+0.14.0? I think the first part means the targeted coq version, but I prefer asking...
(I would like to package it for Debian)
This topic was moved here from #Coq devs & plugin devs > coq-serapi versioning by Karl Palmskog
SerAPI is completely tied to a specific major Coq version, such as 8.14, which is why the first part of the version is the Coq version it was released for.
The second part is the "internal" SerAPI version name, which indicates what protocol features and tools are delivered together with a SerAPI release. For example, there might be a version/tag
8.14.0+0.14.1 which adds some minor feature or fixes some protocol issue.
Nit but why 8.14.0, if it's tied to 8.14 and can be used with Coq 8.14.1?
well, I don't know exactly, but I think it's because it's the exact Coq version it was tested for at release time. Then due to Coq's compatibility policy it happens to work for 8.14.1 and 8.14.2, etc., but this is not guaranteed by SerAPI itself
Indeed, that's something I thought myself of moving
8.14.0 to just
but indeed that was done like this originally in case we would need a
8.14.1+foo version some day
but the idea is
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