I'm not sure if the unicode ellipsis would cause table alignment issues
depending on your terminal and font. We could consider it as it does give
quite a few characters back. The longest I can come up with that doesn't
feel just gratuitous is 15
But that might be going to far. I do believe the goal was to funnel people
to not giving "postgresql-9.8.0-ia32-icc" sort of version strings. But it
should be useful. 10 characters does seem pretty good and doesn't cause us
to wrap too often.
Fits in 10, but anything that has 2 digits anywhere would end up wrapping.
It feels a bit odd to force people into 1.2.3b4 though it does convey the
same information it makes you use a string that may not match the actual
upstream nomenclature.

I guess I could be convinced up to 15 characters but 11 might be an
alternate if we really want people to share the line width but still allow
matching upstream version strings.


On Sep 19, 2016 19:13, "Gregory Lutostanski" <
gregory.lutostan...@canonical.com> wrote:

> Perhaps also using the utf-8 ellipsis (…) would save some characters as
> well.
> --Greg
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:09 AM, James Page <james.p...@ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> We've been experimenting with the new application-version-set feature in
>> Juju 2.0 in the OpenStack charms team; it provides a much needed way for a
>> charm to indicate which version of an OpenStack component is deployed at
>> any given point in time.
>> We've come up with an approach that either use the upstream version of
>> the principle component being deployed, falling back to the codename for an
>> OpenStack release - for deployment from source or prior to the packages
>> being installed for example.
>> However, we're finding that 7 chars is a bit limiting in the default
>> tabular status output - for example:
>>   9.0.0~b3 (truncates to 9.0....)
>>   icehouse (truncates to iceh...)
>> Could this field be expandable on demand? I think our longest example
>> would currently be:
>>   13.0.0~rc1 (10 chars)
>> Cheers
>> James
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