Originally Posted By Marc Mame
Originally Posted By Dave Dribin
I try to do that. But sometimes I'll want to do an intermediate release, in which case I tack on extra "-#", instead of waiting for the next mainline version. This is similar to how Linux RPMs differentiate intermediate releases of the same version.

Why not use an "a,b,c,.." scheme for intermediate release ?

I could do that. But I've already started down the path of using numbers, and I don't see a huge advantage to using letters.