On 2 December 2011 04:06, Heiko Baums email@example.com wrote:
Am Thu, 1 Dec 2011 16:41:46 +0100 schrieb Tom Gundersen firstname.lastname@example.org:
Do not report as out-of-date packages whose release policy you are not familiar with...
Better ask upstream to not release a development version as a stable release regardless of their versioning scheme.
Yes, this does happen. Some software have stable releases that are years old, so people use the development releases as stable ones instead and ignore the ones upstream call stable. We even have some packages like that, but I can't recall which.