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Re: Debian Policy

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 vs
> 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

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