Re: libc6_2.0.7 release notes...
On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, Philip Hands wrote:
> until 2.1.0 comes out, so that we wouldn't need to use a ``dirty, evil epoch''.
No one has said anything about dirt or evil with respect to epochs.
Policy says not to use them for this purpose. It also says not to use
pre-release numbering schemes. Which doesn't leave much wiggle room.
> > I am also certain that I have
> > not misrepresented the technical consequences of the use of epochs)
> Apart from the fact that they never go away, even when used ``properly'' :-)
Brandon Mitchell has come up with a better scheme than my "numbering"
alternative. Consider the following:
This has several advantages over my previous scheme. It preserves the
upstream version information in "human readable form". It takes advantage
of the fact that dpkg will create a source upload for -0 and -1 sequences.
It naturally maintains the dpkg sequence ordering of the version numbers.
It doesn't need to use epochs.
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