OT: Hello and 1st Question
He's naming the releases off characters from Toy Story? Now I'm scared.
That's almost as bad as the way we used to name computers at where I worked.
We used the names of old TV detectives, which was tough when I took over
because the only one I recognized was Columbo. I had to ask others what the
next name should be whenever I set up a computer and was considering
changing to something I knew. When a new boss took over, he nixed that
naming system, though, into a lifeless system of function and number
(yuck!). I'm glad to see there's life out there.
Thank you everyone for helping to clear this up for me. For the time being
I'm going to stick to Potato while I continue learning basics. I need a
stable environment so I can work day-to-day while getting used to it. I did
manage to install KDE into it, which I love. I'll be trying Woody in a VM
created by VMWare sometime.
Thanks again for your help. I'm sure I'll be posting more questions soon.
From: Steve Kowalik [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 4:17 AM
Subject: Re: Hello and 1st Question
At 3:32 am, Friday, October 12 2001, Robert L. Harris mumbled:
> Debian has 3 distrubitions I guess you'd say.
> The current "stable" distribution of Debian Linux (gnu/linux) is named
> The current "testing, soon to be stable" distribution is named Woody. At
> point in the future Woody will replace Potato as stable and a new unstable
> will be named (Buz is next I think but don't remember).
> The current "unstable, may be put into testing" is named Sid.
No, this is incorrect.
Woody will replace Potato, yes, but a new unstable will not be named.
Unstable (which you forgot) is called sid, will always be called sid, and
releases drop out of sid into testing.
The new testing's name is not set in stone, and AJ (the Release Manager)
hasn't even watched Toy Story to see which one to pick.
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