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Re: Proposal: Debian release numbers


On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:38:04PM +1300, Corrin Lakeland wrote:

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> On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 16:44, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Wed, 08 Jan 2003, Corrin Lakeland wrote:
> > > Personally I prefer just calling things by the year they're
> > > released and forgetting about version numbers entirely.
> > and no one has really given any decent technical (or even social)
> > reason why we shouldn't stick with the status quo.
> Say someone new to Linux goes to the library and sees in the catalogue 
> copies of RH6 and Debian 3. Which is the more recent? Say they pick RH6 
> and get it installed, compared to their XP installation it looks old 
> and primitive. With years instead of versions, this problem is avoided.

Just mentioning the release date in big bold letters on the box also
solves that problem, in a far less intrusive way.



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