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Re: Bug#17621: PROPOSED]: About versions based on dates

>>"James" == James Troup <james@nocrew.org> writes:

 James> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:
 >> Native Debian packages (i.e., packages which have been written
 >> especially for Debian) whose version numbers include dates should
 >> always use the `YYYY-MM-DD' format. 

 James> That's a stunningly bad idea.  From Chapter 5 of the Packaging manual:

	You are far too ewasily stunned. This is far from a bad idea:
 it is a good idea with a minor flaw. The fix, of course, is to
 eliminate the hyphens.

	A new proposal is coming up

 UNIX is a Trademark of Bell Laboratories.
Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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