Lotsa numbers

Michał Sawicz michal.sawicz at canonical.com
Wed Dec 11 19:51:07 UTC 2013

On 11.12.2013 19:46, Kevin Gunn wrote:
> I can't remember exactly why, but I believe its the release teams
> process to add the date in when they insert it into archive.



AFAICT the purpose was to be able to easily determine what the package 
really is - as in what it's targeted for (14.04) and the unique release 
date (+optional iteration, if there were two on the same day).

On top of that, 0.1.2 alone can't be the upstream version number, as 
code changes would be rejected by dpkg - you can't have two upstream 
.orig tarballs with different contents (that generally excludes the 
debian/ folder).

Michał (Saviq) Sawicz <michal.sawicz at canonical.com>
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