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Build id vs Version number in Synaptic

Why do some packages use a build id to show the latest version and
others seem to use a version number? For example Libreoffice Calc shows
a build id while Firefox shows a version number.

This sometimes makes it difficult to determine how current a package in
a repository is when comparing it to a version of a program you may have
seen on the net.

Regards, Jim