On Jan 31, 2011, at 04:30 , Piotr Szotkowski wrote:

> =46rom what I understand by reading rubygems.org and checking
> out the source, development/prerelease versions are recongised
> as ones sporting letters (instead of just digits and dots).
>=20
> Is there a way to explicitly mark a gem as prerelease
> without putting a letter in the version number?

No. It is entirely off of the matching of /[a-zA-Z]/

> If one has the classic (old?) versioning model of =91even
> minor version numbers mean stable, odd minor version
> numbers mean devel=92, does it mean that the devel versions
> need to have a letter tagged at the end (like 2.7.2.dev)?

Yes.