Re: RFS: hatari
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:44:50PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> "Eike \"zyro\" Sauer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
> > This error means that his version is _newer_ than the one
> > lintian expects. So this is a lintian bug.
> > But 3.6.0 is not the most recent standard version anyway,
> > it's 3.6.1 now.
You don't need to include the final component.
The most recent version of the standards (the policy manual and
associated texts) with which the package complies.
The version number has four components: major and minor version number
and major and minor patch level. When the standards change in a way
that requires every package to change the major number will be
changed. Significant changes that will require work in many packages
will be signaled by a change to the minor number. The major patch
level will be changed for any change to the meaning of the standards,
however small; the minor patch level will be changed when only
cosmetic, typographical or other edits are made which neither change
the meaning of the document nor affect the contents of packages.
Thus only the first three components of the policy version are
significant in the _Standards-Version_ control field, and so either
these three components or the all four components may be specified.
 In the past, people specified the full version number in the
Standards-Version field, for example "22.214.171.124". Since minor
patch-level changes don't introduce new policy, it was thought it
would be better to relax policy and only require the first 3
components to be specified, in this example "2.3.0". All four
components may still be used if someone wishes to do so.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]