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Re: 0.01-6 > 0.1-3 ?????

On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 03:08:46PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 05:13:45PM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:
> > Whatever happened to the idea of using the '~' character
> > for "pre" versions?  E.g., 2.0 << 2.1~pre4 << 2.1~pre5 << 2.1
> It died, as most attempts to do anything with far-reaching implications
> tend to do.  It's still a good idea IMO..

Actually a patch got sent to the BTS with appropriate explanation (93386),
and when the dpkg maintainers decided they were satisfied with it, they
added it to CVS. This happened to be for dpkg 1.10.0 which is stuck in
CVS until woody's release.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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