Version numbers and backporting [was Re: A few general questions from a Debian newbie]
[Discussion on Debian version numbers and backporting]
On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, Scott wrote:
Perhaps, but it's also confusing to anyone coming to Debian from another
Linux distro. Let's just hope they *properly* update the user agent
I say, that approach is fine, but why not show the right freakin version
Because the version is 1.04 not 1.07. Changing the version number to 1.07
when an app is really 1.04 with backported fixes would be bad bad. The
version number can define features, defaults, bugs and behaviour.
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