Adam Warner <lists@...> writes:
> Hi William Harold Newman,
> > I expect to release sbcl-0.8.11 next Sunday or perhaps Monday.
> Could you perhaps release it as 0.8.22 so Kevin M Rosenberg doesn't have
> to version the new Debian package as 0.8.21+truly.0.8.11-1? Kevin
> accidentally released 0.8.10.21 as 0.8.21-1, and every subsequent package
> has to have higher version number.
> (This is a trifle of an issue and I won't be questioning your decision!)
Hope you don't mind me chiming in here. The versioning issue would
technically be a Debian bug. Since you are talking about the
testing/unstable branches, it would probably be simpler to toss they
higher version number in the memory hole and go with good history.
The only thing that may suck is that users might just have to
uninstall/purge SBCL and reselect it again. If another Lisp is
installed, like CMUCL, the fact that the Common Lisp Controler is
there should prevent the uninstall of all the other Lisp packages.
It should be relativly painless.
An ideal world is left as an excercise to the reader.
--- Paul Graham, On Lisp 8.1