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

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Feb 13 10:07:04 EST 2009

Corey O'Connor wrote:
> 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?

Use a (slightly) different package name?

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