The short description should be kept short (50 characters or so) so that it may be accommodated by most debconf interfaces. Keeping it short also helps translators, as usually translations tend to end up being longer than the original.
For more information please consult:
- Section 18.104.22.168 of the Debian Developer's Reference
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ca97c3a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/debconf.