[maemo-developers] The issue of version strings / improving Application manager view

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Fri Oct 30 14:55:39 EET 2009
On Friday 30 October 2009 11:44:17 Juha Kallioinen wrote:
> And a perfectly good one too! :) It's useful not to change the upstream
> package version too much so that it's easier to see that a package could
> use updating.

I agree with all Juha's points (but I would, wouldn't I!).  

Maybe we need to decouple the package versions (which are very useful to link 
to the upstream versions, and have to be monotonically increasing to make 
sure builds and installs work) from user-visible versions.  If we had a 
separate field for the user-visible version (like we do for name) I would 
probably use something like: "2.7 2009/10/30" instead of the long version 
string I use in the package.

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