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Re: how do deal with versionless mercurial software ?

On 2013-10-02 17:50:40 +0200, Dominik George wrote:
> I established an advantage for the user using my proposal - go get
> me a disadvantage for the packager.

As a user, I dislike long version strings.

> That said, what's the point in NOT being verbose?

Version strings need to be displayed, and if they take too much space,
they may be truncated (e.g. in aptitude).

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