Re: Debian release versioning
martin f krafft dijo [Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 06:09:09PM +0200]:
> So lenny will be Debian 5.0. Many people have questioned this
> choice, given how we onconsistently went ...-2.0-2.1-2.2-3.0-3.1-4.0
> in the last decade, but it's the RM's choice and not to be debated.
> Instead of long flamewars and floods of AOL posts, I suggest you
> update http://doodle.ch/8zauai3nqges2ur8 if you're in favour or you
> oppose. You can use http://doodle.ch/syndication/8zauai3nqges2ur8 to
> track submissions.
I... Will reply ;-)
I like your idea, in general terms. Yes, it is a break from our
traditional numbering scheme - but that's something that every other
distribution has done at some point in time (i.e. Slackware 7 after
4.0  "because most other distributions are at or near 7", or RedHat
5 -> 6 -> 7 -> 8 -> 9 ->RHEL 1 -> 2 -> 3 just because "enterprisey" is
People to who I gave Etch 4.0 DVDs still ask me for Etch 4.0r2 DVDs,
even after hearing they are basically the same stuff... So there is no
real way newcomers will understand our stable versions don't change
besides seucrity and similar fixes. Similarly, only yesterday another
friend asked me whether he should use Debian 5.0 Beta 2 [3, 4]... So,
non-involved users will always require clarification.
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