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Re: Proposal: Debian release numbers

Am Mit, 2003-01-08 um 22.13 schrieb Steve Langasek:
> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 08:58:21PM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Am Mit, 2003-01-08 um 19.35 schrieb Nathanael Nerode:
> > > How about using whole number increments -- in ROMAN NVMERALS.
> > > The next version would be Debian IV r1 (for 'release 1').
> > > The first revision of it as a stable release would be Debian IV r2.
> > Actually, why not? This will (kinda) prevent direct comparisons with
> > other Distros/OSs because it looks totally different. IV, 8.1, 2003. No
> > real comparision possible, I'd say. And it would make Debian look really
> > special (which I think is a positive thing).
> "Special" in the "two thousand years out of date" sense, perhaps?

More likely in the "longest lasting, stable, styleful and classical"
sense :-) or maybe in the "always a bit different" sense...

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