[Haskell-cafe] Changing version numbering schemes for HackageDB packages?

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Tue Feb 10 16:21:50 EST 2009

* Corey O'Connor <coreyoconnor at gmail.com> [2009-02-10 10:21:54-0800]
> I released a new version of data-spacepart that resolved some of the
> issues with the previous release. One issue I had was the previous
> release used the version numbering scheme I use at work:
> [date].[release] Which does not appear to work as well as the
> traditional X.Y.Z release numbering scheme with Cabal. As part of the
> new release I changed the version numbering scheme. An *obviously* bad
> idea if I thought it through. Any [date].[release] style version
> number is greater than a X.Y.Z version number until X gets rather
> large.
> So what to do? Continue using the [date].[release] version numbering
> scheme? Or is there a way to coax HackageDB to ignore the old release?

>From haxr changelog:

Sun Feb 11 11:43:15 EET 2007  bjorn at bringert.net
  * Changed haxr version number to 3000.0.0 to avoid ordering problems
    with old date-based version numbers.

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