releases out of order

Asked by Joel Fenwick on 2009-09-28

See https://launchpad.net/escript-finley

We have made three releases on launchpad:
mpi series -> 2.0.0beta [released 2008-11-28]
                 -> release2.0 [released 2009-04-20]

series3 -> 3.0 [released 2009-08-10]

I assume the following are related.
i) The Downloads pane on the summary page gives latest release as release2.0 [Which is wrong].

ii) On https://launchpad.net/escript-finley/+download - the releases are not ordered by date (the most recent release appears last in the list).

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I note there was a similar sounding issue in:
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad-registry/+bug/405086

Most important from our point of view is getting the most recent release on the main page.
Apart from that, is there a way to reorder releases/series?

Maybe some text could be added to the doco about the ordering between series and releases?

Thanks
Joel

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Michael Hudson-Doyle
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2009-09-28
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The release that is shown on the front page is there because 'mpi' sorts before 'series3' roughly speaking. Launchpad expects the series to be named somewhat like software versions -- it would present releases from the mpi-3.0 series over releases from the mpi-2.0 series, for example. If you rename your series a bit, I think you'll be able to get the desired result.

That we show download files from releases of obsolete series sounds like a bug to me.

Joel Fenwick (j-fenwick1) said : #2

Ok. I have renamed our series which has resolved the issue.

Thanks for the prompt response.
Joel