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Re: Proposal: Debian release numbers

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 02:09:41PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
Why this? A long development period is an indicator for major changes,
eg. gcc-3.2 transition. Just changing the major number to be proud of
some new version does not work, since the freeze time is so long that
that we often release with outdated software. Numbers and names are for
marketing people. They should go along with markable changes. Internal
improvements are not often not interessting enough for "end-users".

You're clinging to the idea that the distinction between major and minor
numbers mean something in debian releases. Post-decision
rationalizations aside, *they do not*.

Mike Stone

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