Re: NMU versioning (was: DEP1: Clarifying policies and workflows for Non Maintainer Uploads)
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:17:12PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2008, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > > I want a consistent versioning scheme, thus +nmuX for both native and
> > > non-natives packages.
> > I'd be very unhappy about that. For one, I think using such suffix in a
> > field that forms part of users' everyday's life is, uhm, inappropriate
> > or disruptive. What do they care if the version is a NMU or not?
> Hu? And +dfsg is and +b1 is also inappropriate and disruptive?
> I simply don't follow your reasoning here. While most users do not care
> about NMU vs non-NMU, I don't think they would be troubled with
> the extension... at least not any more than any other extension that
> we already use for various purposes.
As a user of Debian, it is informative to some users to know something
about the package by reading this information 'encoded' in the filename.
just my 2 yen.
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