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Re: RFS: screenruler (updated package) (ruby)

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:39:59AM +0100, Siegfried Gevatter (RainCT) wrote:
> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for the new version
> 0.85really0.8.9.1+bzr24-1 of my package "screenruler". (The version is
> this weird because is using a broken version scheme and I didn't
> realize in time... I've already asked him to change it).

Errrr...  Sorry if this is a sorta-uninformed comment on the wrong track,
but if the reason for this kind of versioning is that the last upstream
release (and the one that is in the Debian archive) is 0.85 and now
upstream released and 0.8 < 0.85, shouldn't this really be
solved with an epoch?  Couldn't you set a version of 1: on
your new package and be done with it? :)

Yes, I know that epochs are generally frowned upon, discouraged and
stuff, and it's the same way in the FreeBSD ports system - an epoch
is a measure of last resort, since once bumped (or set), it *has* to
stay forever.  Still, sometimes it's the necessary evil.

Of course, I could be wrong in this particular case :)


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