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Re: how do deal with versionless mercurial software ?

On 2013-10-02 16:51:09 +0200, Dominik George wrote:
> Dominique Dumont <dod@debian.org> schrieb:
> >well, you proposed a version like 'hgXXXX'. if upstream switches to
> >git, you can't use a version like 'gitYYYY' because it sorts before
> >hg. I grant you that is easy to work around.
> If you deem it unlikely that two commits are made in the same day
> (which happens all the time), how likely is it that upstream
> switches VCSs and does an important commit on the same day?

Forget the VCS switch. An important commit on the same day is
still possible and not unlikely (e.g. in case of a security
problem or important regression noticed a few hours later).
Then, do you mean that VCS hashes are sortable?

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