[maemo-developers] The issue of version strings

From: Martin Grimme martin.grimme at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 29 10:01:07 EET 2009

hmm, what's so bad about a simple date for a version number?
Ubuntu does it, (Open)Solaris does it, and I started doing it, too,
because I found it less confusing than having version numbers such
as e.g. 0.96.5.


2009/10/29, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com>:
> One thing I think it might be worth working on is the user-
> friendliness of the version strings of packages in Extras. We want the
> Application manager to be as friendly and approachable for the average
> user as possible and long incomprehensible lines of alphanumerics are
> a surefire way to scare people off. ;)
> So, this is just my humble request that people be considerate of users
> when crafting their version strings and try to it reasonable. Avoiding
> date/svn-based versions would probably be a good idea.
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