Re: Re: Naming of new 2.0 release
Kenneth Scharf wrote:
> As an end user I would like to know what the differences between
> releases are. This should be posted on the web site, or in a file on
Normally there will be a README and a ChangeLog file. I guess this
will be continued.
> the ftp site. At the prices that LSL and Cheapbytes charge for these
> CD's I can afford to update at the point that I feel it is needed
> (heck the postage costs more than the CD's). Or I can live with the
Then spend some money to SPI while buying, then the CD costs lightly
more than the postage. :-)
> old CD and just download the important files that change (if I know
> which ones they are). I doesn't matter what numbering scheme you use,
Well, as an example, in Germany the CD's are somewhat more expensive,
still very cheap, (about $15 or so).
> but the three digit one is more standard. (except that the middle
> number being odd does not mean the same as for kernel releases. Or do
> you want to change the scheme so all stable releases have EVEN middle
You can't compare with the kernel. And still this only referrs to the
unstable kernel. The kernel creates new releases about up to thrice
a week. Everybody knows it's bleeding edge and not too much changes.
However, everythime a new stable kernel gets released people get
excited about it and ask stupid questions why this-and-that distribution
didn't include it.
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