Re: libc6_2.0.7 release notes...
>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> writes:
Dale> Brandon Mitchell has come up with a better scheme than my "numbering"
Dale> alternative. Consider the following:
Dale> 2.0.8pre1 2.0.8-0pre1
Dale> 2.0.8pre2 2.0.8-0pre2
Dale> 2.0.8 2.0.8-1
Dale> This has several advantages over my previous scheme. It preserves the
Dale> upstream version information in "human readable form". It takes advantage
Dale> of the fact that dpkg will create a source upload for -0 and -1 sequences.
Dale> It naturally maintains the dpkg sequence ordering of the version numbers.
Dale> It doesn't need to use epochs.
I actually like this. I still think that the aversion people
have for epochs is rather more than is warranted from the technical
objections (the mandatory longevity _is_ a technical objection), but
the -0 approach is elegant.
I am copying this to the policy list.
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