Uploading bzr-1.5rc1 to the launchpad ppa

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat May 10 22:03:47 BST 2008

Ben Finney writes:

 > Wouldn't it be better to name not-yet-1.5 versions as names that will
 > obviously compare lower than 1.5, instead of twisting through knots
 > trying to get "rc" to compare lower than digits?

Indeed.  I've seen several projects go through this.

This is one of the big advantages that odd-even numbering has---it's
hard to imagine anyone coming up with a package numbering scheme that
can't handle that correctly.

*However*, this being Canonical, and Mark being a big booster of good
VCSes as a solution to some of the world's ills, maybe somebody could
get support for teaching dpkg about version control instead of
allowing dpkg to drive versioning?  (I don't know if that's a good
idea, but it strikes me as something worth brainstorming a bit at

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