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Re: debian sarge is 3.2 or 4 ?

On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 11:53:45AM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> > I would prefer to be maintainer of the well known distribution which
> > *doesn't* bump versions only for the fun of it.
> > 
> > I know that for most people numbers have some magic meaning, but please can
> > we try to provide stable OS by its quality and not version number?
> > 
> > Calling sarge 4.0 won't make it better.
> No but it will show that many things changed. Normally if I
> see software for exampled which increases the version number
> to 0.1 it shows that only minor fixes were done or small new
> features are available. I don't think that the new installer
> for instance is only a minor change.

I suppose it's hard to find people thinking that we didn't change many
things. All in all it's almost 3 years since last release, so that's
natural that most things has been changed. 

Trusted users know what sarge is and how long it took to prepare it so the
version number is probably the least significant part of it. New users 
don't know our numbering scheme so this fact doesn't matter for there too.

And in fact Debian is more known for its toy-story-based naming. How many 
times did you hear that someone said that he/she is using Debian 3.0?
Most people say they use potato/woody/sarge.

> Anyway, time is too late and there are things more important
> to be done.

ACK ;)


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