Should we hide the sideloaded versions? (Was: Re: Kernel snap debug advice)

John Lenton john.lenton at
Sat Nov 21 23:19:57 UTC 2015

While I understand it's not ideal, keep in mind the using the
timestamp as a version was only a temporary measure, and should go
away entirely with the new work coming up soon. Hold tight ;-)

On 18 November 2015 at 19:10, Kyle Fazzari <kyle.fazzari at> wrote:
> On 11/18/2015 01:59 PM, Leo Arias wrote:
>> This value is confusing, and not really useful. Should we just stop
>> showing it? Something like "-" would be slightly better than
>> "IFbCOQDeRJfW".
> This is indeed confusing, but I can imagine it being useful to still
> show the version of the snap-- is there a benefit to being able to
> sideload the same version over and over again? How does one now which
> version was actually sideloaded? Maybe I'm missing something here.
> Perhaps showing something like "1.0.1 (sideload)" or something would be
> even more helpful?
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