Re: Naming of new 2.0 release
>>"Steve" == Steve Lamb <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Steve> In short, deception. If I call up and ask "Do you have the
Steve> latest release of Debian?" and mean "2.0.2/2.0r2" and he says,
Steve> "Yes, we do have the latest release of Devian!" and means 2.0,
Steve> then he is wrong. Plain and simple, he is wrong and the
Steve> customer has been deceived.
Rubbish. The customer has, perhaps stupidly, failed to
communicate what he desired, and thus fostered a miscommunication. In
any case, the Latest release of Debian is Hamm, and shall be so until
we release slink. That is what we call releases. Hamm is also known
as Debian GNU/Linux 2.0.
Now, there may be several revisions in between releases, but I
think those shall rarely be found on silver CD's.
Steve> It improves because there is not deception involved. It
Steve> improves because when joe blow learns that 2.0r2 is the same
Steve> as 2.0.2 and we have to change it *AGAIN* to maintain the
Steve> deception we lose out again.
*Sigh*. I really wish you would read the discussion we held on
this issue earlier, since you seem to have a poor grasp of why the
developers reached the current way of doing things.
The shortest measurable interval of time is the time between the
moment I put a little extra aside for a sudden emergency and the
arrival of that emergency.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
Key C7261095 fingerprint = CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05 CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E