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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Version strings...

From: Frank Küster
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Version strings...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:43:46 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> after thinking a bit about the stuff with version.texi and other
> places where we use version strings, I am of the opinion that this
> sort of version string generation, now scattered over several files
> and sometimes automatic and sometimes not, should maybe done by
> exclusively.
> The disadvantage would be that we would get the unchanged version
> numbers even from people downstream.  However, since downstream is not
> likely to add anything to our own ChangeLog file, that's the situation
> we are likely going to have to deal with, anyway.

Debian, for example, keeps its own log of packaging-specific changes,
and doesn't change the ChangeLog file.  We'd be happy, however, to be
able to add a "-debian.$number" string to the version, which would come
nice for bugreports. 

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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