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Re: [GTG] Re: [ITA] links 1.99.20 - Text mode WWW browser

On Aug 16 13:02, Jari Aalto wrote:
> * Thu 2007-08-16 Dr Dr <Dr.Volker.Zell-QHcLZuEGTsvQT0dZR+AlfA AT>
> * Message-Id: 828x8b97bp.fsf AT
> >>>>>> Jari Aalto writes:
> >
> >     > Adopted package from Harold and updated to newest upstream release.
> >
> > Builds fine and packaging looks good. 
> Thanks Volker, you're fast reviewer.
> > What's the reason for the version number change ?
> There orignal version was 1.00pre20 (explained in Cygwin/*.README),
> which I changed to 1.99.20 for Cygwin. 
> The change is purely pragmatic: my tools are for pure numbering
> schemes and cannot cope exotic "pre", "a", "c", "alpha", "beta" or the
> kind Debian uses: "~pre20", "+cvs2007..."

Sorry, but that looks wrong to me.  You should rather change your tools
instead of creating an artificial version numbering scheme for Cygwin
with version numbers which have nothing to do with the upstream version.
How are you planning to cope with upstream version updates?  What are
you going to do when the upstream maintainer releases a 1.01?  Would you
release it as Cygwin version 2.0?  And, shouldn't the version be *at
least* 1.00.20 instead of 1.99.20?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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