bug#8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
Dear debian-emacsen: shouldn't emacs be able to .,. OK never mind.
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GbTS> #8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
GbTS> which was filed against the emacs package, has been closed.
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GbTS> 8054: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=8054
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GbTS> From: Glenn Morris <email@example.com>
GbTS> Subject: Re: bug#8054: closed (Re: bug#8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?)
GbTS> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
GbTS> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:00:55 -0400 (15 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds ago)
GbTS> email@example.com wrote:
>> Thank you but emacs-bzr-version is nil and thus will not help here in
>> $ apt-cache policy emacs-snapshot
GbTS> I suggest you take that up with the person who is kind enough to build
GbTS> Emacs for you. Or learn to build it yourself.
GbTS> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
GbTS> Subject: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
GbTS> To: email@example.com
GbTS> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:54:37 +0800 (1 year, 8 weeks, 23 hours ago)
GbTS> Gentlemen, let's face it, your version number,
GbTS> emacs-version "126.96.36.199"
GbTS> is a total disaster for use in e.g., report-emacs-bug.
GbTS> Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
GbTS> Even Microsoft with its 6.5235345532543 numbers are better than yours.
GbTS> I especially like e.g.,
GbTS> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Version MediaWiki|1.17wmf1 (r82223)
GbTS> So do contemplate providing _version information down to the commit
GbTS> granularity_ like the MediaWiki people do ... available right there to
GbTS> the report-emacs-bug command, etc.
GbTS> Don't expect the user to have to explain what time of what day he got his
GbTS> copy from where, when asked for more details than "188.8.131.52".