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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
> history.

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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