On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 09:44:16PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote: > Le Tue, May 02, 2017 at 09:17:21AM -0300, Antonio Terceiro a écrit : > > > > One thing I was always curious about: is there a reason to use such a > > deep versioning scheme? > > > > A shorter version number would make package maintainers life a bit > > easier when keeping Standards-Version: up to date. For example noticing > > 4.0 vs 4.1 is way easier than noticing 126.96.36.199 vs 188.8.131.52. > > Hi Antonio, > > "only the first three components of the policy version are significant in > the Standards-Version control field, and so either these three components or > all four components may be specified." > > https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Standards-Version Indeed. Still, the first 2 digits of the policy version number have not changed since 1999, and we could probably collapse them into a single one.
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