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bug#8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't chang


From: jidanni
Subject: bug#8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 02:48:13 +0800

Dear debian-emacsen: shouldn't emacs be able to .,. OK never mind.

>>>>> "GbTS" == GNU bug Tracking System <address@hidden> writes:

GbTS> Your bug report

GbTS> #8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change 
all year?

GbTS> which was filed against the emacs package, has been closed.

GbTS> The explanation is attached below, along with your original report.
GbTS> If you require more details, please reply to address@hidden

GbTS> -- 
GbTS> 8054: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=8054
GbTS> GNU Bug Tracking System
GbTS> Contact address@hidden with problems


GbTS> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
GbTS> Subject: Re: bug#8054: closed (Re: bug#8054: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a 
version number that doesn't change all year?)
GbTS> To: address@hidden
GbTS> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:00:55 -0400 (15 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds 
ago)

GbTS> address@hidden wrote:

>> Thank you but emacs-bzr-version is nil and thus will not help here in
>> $ apt-cache policy emacs-snapshot

GbTS> I suggest you take that up with the person who is kind enough to build
GbTS> Emacs for you. Or learn to build it yourself.

GbTS> ----------


GbTS> From: address@hidden
GbTS> Subject: 24.0.50; Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change 
all year?
GbTS> To: address@hidden
GbTS> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:54:37 +0800 (1 year, 8 weeks, 23 hours ago)

GbTS> Gentlemen, let's face it, your version number,
GbTS> emacs-version "24.0.50.1"
GbTS> is a total disaster for use in e.g., report-emacs-bug.

GbTS> Who ever heard of a version number that doesn't change all year?
GbTS> Even Microsoft with its 6.5235345532543 numbers are better than yours.
GbTS> I especially like e.g.,
GbTS> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Version MediaWiki|1.17wmf1 (r82223)

GbTS> So do contemplate providing _version information down to the commit
GbTS> granularity_ like the MediaWiki people do ... available right there to
GbTS> the report-emacs-bug command, etc.

GbTS> Don't expect the user to have to explain what time of what day he got his
GbTS> copy from where, when asked for more details than "24.0.50.1".


GbTS> ----------






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