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Re: epoch fix?

On Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:31:55 PM Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Matt Zagrabelny <mzagrabe <at> d.umn.edu> writes:
> > epochs never go away - AIUI. They detract from meaningful information
> > in the version string.
> So do changelogs. But it’s not that hard to mentally strip away a
> leading [0-9]+: in a version string. Especially when we have
> monstrosities like 0.12.34-20130506-git0708090a-1 following.
> Which are *also* justified.
> Just understand that Debian version strings can be ridiculously
> long but justified in all cases. It’s the job of a distribution
> to Do Things Right™ and consistent across packages.

Putting git hashes in the version doesn't qualify though.  It's often useful 
information (for debian/changelog), but unlike (for example) a subversion 
revision number, a git hash doesn't help at all with ordering different 
versions. From your example, 0.12.34-20130506-1 would be fine.

Scott K

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