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Re: Proposal: Debian release numbers

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 14:16, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > So 4.0 will be a major release because of GCC 3.2 and C++ recompilation
> > along with KDE 3.1 and kernel 2.6?
> Does that follow? The GCC 3.2 transition doesn't require everything to
> be recompiled, probably not even the majority, nor does KDE and
> certainly not the kernel...

GCC 3.2 requires all the C++ libraries to be recompiled which is a fairly 
significant change.  Also the transition is more painful in some ways than 
the a.out to ELF transition.

The new kernel is getting a replacement for modprobe etc and a new way of 
doing initrd.

> Still, those things may be significant enough for other reasons.

I think so.  In many areas we are making some significant changes and 
improbements, it seems to justify more than a 0.1 version increase.

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