On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 07:07:15PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
Urgh, ... insane overengineering, IMNSHO.
All you are doing is adding confusion on user-expections on versions
strings and avoidable hassle to package maintainers.
It really depends on the case at hand. All of those alternatives have
issues (epoch versus not following upstream). Chosing the right one
would mean knowing the future, since this is not really easy, letting
the maintainer chose one of the possibilities, but in an informed way
is, in my opinion, the best.