Re: epoch fix?
+++ Jonathan Nieder [2013-05-07 16:14 -0700]:
> It makes sense for Debian, too. Epochs were invented to handle
> changes to the version numbering *scheme*. They work well for that.
This is true. It would be good advice somewhere to sugest that if
using a date-based packaging scheme, to prefix it with 0. i.e
I packaged something a while back that had no scheme so used a date
string: 20110812 as this was suggested somewhere. Now they have done a
release and called it 0.6, I realise that 20110812 (20 million) is a
lot bigger than 0.6, or indeed any other likely version number. epoch
time :-( Not a big deal but could so easily have been avoided.
Now I just need to find that original packaging advice and add this
little gem of knowledge.
> The "really" trick works better for temporary decreases in version
> number, and the conspicuousness is actually a good thing imho.
> Hope that helps,
It does, thank you. I had not properly understood the above before.
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