Bug#891216: Requre d-devel consultation for epoch bump
Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version: 220.127.116.11
> We had another thread on debian-devel recently, in which it once again
> became evident that epochs are misunderstood. Epoch bumps should be
> rare and there are often better solutions. I suggest that we should
> ask people to consult debian-devel.
> Also we should encourage the +really convention rather than epoch
Without taking a position on epochs...
I find the existing use of the debian-devel list in policy strange, and
am unenthusiastic about expanding it. It's not a "must-read" list for
debian contributors, and it is (or was, last time I subscribed) an
extremely noisy forum. I concede that your proposed use of the list is
consistent with existing ones.