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Re: 2008Q1 -> current: downgrade
>> As far as I understand nobody is currently working on EPOCH
>> functionality of pkgsrc. I also assume that you, pkgsrc developers,
>> agreed that this functionality will be helpful for pkgsrc.
>> Can I send-pr a change-request about it?
> I'm sorry, but I'm still not convinced there's a huge need for it.
> I wanted to know when we'd use epoch, and have only had hand-waving
I'm not sure that there is a HUGE need for this but sometimes it is
REALLY naeeded. I've already given two examples. One - sawfish, a few
CVS snapshots were released between two X.Y.Z releases. Another
example - wip/netbsd-awk package.
There are several PRs about NetBSD's version of awk.
Suppose you package netbsd-awk-3.0 (obtained from NetBSD-3.0).
Then as soon as new PRs are opened and fixed, you may release
netbsd-awk-YYYYMMDD versions. Later switch to netbsd-awk-4.0
or netbsd-awk-5.0 and later switch to YYYYMMDD as soon
as open PRs will be fixed..
Note that a few PRs are still open.
These two examples are trivial.
> I don't feel it's prudent to do this to every package for just a
> small number of packages over the last 10 years which can be worked
Nobody ever counted a number of such packages ;-) and a number of
forced/unseen downgrades between quarter pkgsrc releases.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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