Re: Debian release versioning
Incoming from Martin Bähr:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 04:13:52AM +0200, s. keeling wrote:
> > Cool! Anyone want to do the full wave signature from Linus' original
> > release to now? We can analyze that, apply some filtering on it, then
> > divine a baseline wavelet we can apply to any software project's
> > release history. I knew those years I wasted processing seismic data
> > On the other hand, hmmm. I notice no spikes in the data above. :-| I
> > think we want spikes in this area. Versioning is too coarse a
> > dataset. We'll have to slurp changelogs instead.
> the effect on the user should also be taken into account.
> consider the recent ssl incident. may be the biggest quake[*] in debians
Again hmmm ... I remember upgrades around the time of potato (slink?)
were pretty much as traumatic as the ssh thing.
However, that would be a negative amplitude spike for sure. I haven't
heard of any systems compromised by it [ssh cockup] in the wild
A serious tremor, agreed.
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