Tuesday, June 14, 2011

About versions

So Christian likes to give out awards for the best bug reporting estimates and also does statistics about developers per capita.  I've got at least one area where he's on top:

The award for the introduction of the highest version into the archive goes to Nicolas Spalinger and Christian Perrier for ttf-sil-gentium. The use of a date as an epoch is amazing. The runner-up is Joey Hess with intercal (soon to be gone from Debian altogether), reusing the version number in the epoch. Somehow that fits with the crazy language the package contains.

The award for the most minimal version goes to Guido Günther with libvirt-glib. It's a number less than zero but still not negative. The runner-up is Raphael Geissert with switchsh which just happens to use 2007 as a checkout date.

1 comment:

  1. Heh, this post was amusing! :D Thanks for the fun facts!