[maemo-developers] The issue of version strings

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Nov 6 15:04:59 EET 2009
On Nov 6, 2009, at 1:18, Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:

> 2009/10/31 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>:
>> Good points, but Ryan's original point is still valid and these  
>> issues
>> also affect any place you have to use version numbers, not just the
>> Application Manager. The string that Niels posted could be shortened
>> to: 2.0.0-6maemo1
>> This leaves you with the version number of the upstream source, the
>> version of upstream packaging, and the maemo packaged version. Here
>> you have all the trackability you need with simplicity. I think the
>> original request is a good one and developers/maintainers ought to
>> consider revising their version strings for clarity.
> Few people complained that Xournal was too long.
> I will make a diablo version as well (
> It's not my fault if Fremantle is a long name :P
> Anyway, suggestions?
> Bear in mind that is now in Extras, changing it
> will make it a new package?

I think your version string is excellent, I wouldn't change a thing!  
You could, if you wanted, truncate the distro name into three letters;

But that is up to you.

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