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Re: Naming of new 2.0 release

On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> [ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ]
> Philip Hands:
> > I think we should encourage them not to differentiate between the old and the
> > new (i.e. call them both 2.0 in adverts) because people that receive the old 
> > version really are not going to suffer any real hardship.
> This is exactly the attitude that I disagree with. The changes between
> 2.0 and 2.0r1 are significant (fixes to security problems!). Having
> to download the changed packages, even if they are few, certainly _is_
> a real hardship. Not everyone is on the Internet.

So, we regret that real-world limitations make it hard for us to provide
regular silver updated CDs.

People who are concerned about security are likely to be on the internet.
If they are not on the internet, who's going to hack them?

People who are *still* concerened about security can pay the gold-CD
vendors to make them a snapshot CD.


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