On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 02:23:48PM -0500, Elliot Lee wrote:
You're definitely right that there will always be some special
we'll have to deal them on a one-by-one basis. In that particular special
case, I'd prefer to use "1.0beta1" as the version.
But of course that sorts after "1.0", meaning that an epoch is required for
the final release.
However, the existence of this special case above doesn't prove
is bad or the wrong way to handle things. It's important to keep the users
in mind - their package searching and updating lives would be made a lot
easier if the Version: is as close to upstream whenever possible.
But epochs make it even more confusing for "the users", since they're a)
arbitrary and b) mostly invisible.
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>