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Re: Debian release versioning

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 06:09:09PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> So lenny will be Debian 5.0. Many people have questioned this
> choice, given how we onconsistently went ...-2.0-2.1-2.2-3.0-3.1-4.0
> in the last decade, but it's the RM's choice and not to be debated.

Looks consistent to me.


It does give a problem for 5 since by this pattern there can never be
another release so actually 5.0 doesn't fit.  Oh dear. :)

> What is to be debated is how to move on from here.
> I propose that we get rid of our r-releases and simply let the first
> stable update to lenny be 5.1, followed by 5.2, and so on.
> lenny+0.5 would logically be 5.5, since it's unlikely that we will
> have five stable updates out within 1.5/2=0.75 years, and if we do,
> then lenny+0.5 is late.
> lenny+1 would be released as 6.0.
> This would add sense to our versioning scheme (and help avoid those
> discussions in the future).

Well releases are further apart than they once were, so perhaps a new
major every release makes sense.

> Instead of long flamewars and floods of AOL posts, I suggest you
> update http://doodle.ch/8zauai3nqges2ur8 if you're in favour or you
> oppose. You can use http://doodle.ch/syndication/8zauai3nqges2ur8 to
> track submissions.
> If you do have something to say, then reply.

Well hopefully I did say something.

Len Sorensen

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