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Re: version numbers

James Mastros writes:
> Package it as version 1:1.1; next time package as 1:2.0.2, which will
> give the ordering you're looking for.  (The 1: is an "era"; it won't
> normaly get displayed.  Made for just this sort of thing.)

It's an "epoch", I believe.  I know about epochs, but I've never seen
anyone suggest using them without meeting with cries of outrage.  Thus I
would like to avoid them if at all possible.

I am also just a bit astonished by the notion that 1.1 < 1.02.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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