Well, this was a big, not backwards-compatible change for the acl package,
and it's a lot easier to say "you need version 2.0 or greater" than to
say "you need version number 1.1.5-2 or greater."
But at the end of the day, they're just version numbers. If we called it
vABC-1.0.2-2002-Mar-21-prerelease-1a, it'd still be the same code. :)
On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Michael Best wrote:
> I don't know about other package managers, but RPM definiately isn't
> restricted by this, you can have Version and Release and version
> respects going from 1.0 to 1.1
> So even if this package was 1.1.5 and you wanted to release another
> 1.1.5 with fixes you could package it again as 1.1.5-2 where the -2 is
> the Release.
> Looks like a lot of good changes though.