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Re: Announcement letter of Network Manager 0.6 and KNetworkManager avail

Subject: Re: Announcement letter of Network Manager 0.6 and KNetworkManager availability
From: Matt Zimmerman
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:22:35 -0800
On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 01:37:04AM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Mario ÄaniÄ wrote:
> > Dear users, developers, contributors, and everyone else,
> 
> Some comments from the Debian maintainer of libnl and contributor of the
> Debian-Utopia project:
> 
> > libnl, a dependency of n-m 0.6 (by Tom Parker)
> 
> Upstream chose to use a broken versioning scheme:
> 
> dpkg --compare-versions "1.0" "<" "1.0-pre5" && echo "Strange"
> 
> So I'd suggest to use a version number like 0.99+1.0-pre5 for a smooth
> upgrade path to the final 1.0 release.

The '~' character is used in package version numbers to allow them to
correspond closely to upstream notation while still comparing in the
expected way.

-- 
 - mdz

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