Release Team BoF Summary

Heinz Wiesinger HMWiesinger at
Sun Jul 15 15:11:52 UTC 2012

On Sunday 15 July 2012 14:56:17 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2012-07-15, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto <jmbsvicetto at> wrote:
> > So, can you please use "-" and not "~". The "-" character has a
> > special meaning on versions for us. The "~" character can cause issues
> > for us, as we use it when specifying dependencies on other packages as
> > a "fuzzy version dependency".
> So. Bottom line here is that if '-' (dash) is used to separate version
> from 'prerelease string', the debian and ubuntu and modern rpm land will
> have to fudge the versions.

Slackware will have to replace the '-' as well, usually with a '_' 
(underscore). No technical issues with the tilde.

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