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Re: call for epoch (was Re: Bug#915553: ITP: pd-csound -- Csound external for Pure Data)

On Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 10:49:44PM +0100, IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) wrote:
> On 12/4/18 9:34 PM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > If they agree that this is confusing, they might be willing to re-version
> > to 7.01.0 or something, so that version numbers keep going up.
> > 
> > If they are unwilling to change the version number, then bumping the
> > epoch seems like a correct Debian-level workaround for the version
> > numbering scheme having been reset.
> i asked upstream, and their answer is:
> > The version was always 1.00 even when it was inside Csound. Minor
> > changes made it go to 1.01 when we moved it out. It is not the same as
> > the Csound version. So I am not really keen on changing this.
> so it seems that the Debian *binary* package should have used a
> different version than the source package in the first place.
> it also gives me confidence, that the upstream version number will not
> increment much in the next time, which should keep us safe from re-using
> the same version (without epoch)

There already is an epoch, you can't remove it.  On the other hand, with the
damage already done, there's little reason not to bump it.

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