Quickly should have support for releasing to multiple distributions (e.g., Karmic, Lucid, Hardy)

Bug #523748 reported by Philip Peitsch on 2010-02-18
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Bug Description

Currently, a released version of a package follows the format of "YY.MM" or "YY.MM-publicX" if a shared release is being made. This unfortunately makes it difficult to release a package for multiple distributions, as a distribution specific package requires "YY.MM-<releaseX>-<distributionB>".

I would like to change the release & share options to provide an option to include the distribution in the version number. This means the following versions might be made:
10.02-public1~karmic1
10.02-public1~lucid1
10.02-public2~lucid1
10.02-public3~lucid1
10.02.1~lucid1
10.02.2~lucid1

Without distribution included, behaviour is as normal:
10.02-public1
10.02-public2
10.02.1

Some useful links I found during this are:
https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA/Uploading
http://people.debian.org/~calvin/unofficial/
http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Version

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Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

putting it as "in progress" until we have a proper fix for it as discussed in the merge proposal.

Changed in quickly:
status: New → In Progress
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