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Re: should etch be Debian 4.0 ?



On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 12:21:51AM +0200, Martin Dickopp wrote:
> Josh Lauricha <laurichj@bioinfo.ucr.edu> writes:

> > On Fri 07/08/05 21:06, Luis Matos wrote:
> >> >For sarge:
> >> >Mean: 138189... Its those damned 200504201-style numbers.

> Number of packages with a version number greater than or equal to 1000
> (likely to be derived from a date?):

Better make that 10000, otherwise we unfairly exclude anthy:
testing (utils): A Japanese input method (backend, dictionary and utility) 
6300d-2: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc 

(And 6700 has gone into unstable, and is awaiting autobuilders, I expect)

> 90% quantile version number:

>    > grep-aptavail -P '' -s Version \
>      | sed 's/^[^0-9]*\([0-9]\+:\)\?\([0-9]\+\(\.[0-9]\+\)\?\).*$/\2/' \
>      | sort -n \
>      | head -$(expr 9 \* $(grep-aptavail -P '' -s Version | wc -l) / 10 + 1) \
>      | tail -1
>    4.2

This is the only output that looks like a reasonable value. The question
is, has it been growing monotonically across releases, and will it continue
to do so? ^_^

(The advantage of the tex-like approaching-pi version is that people will
stop using it, and start referring to things by name, like they should. ^_^)

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