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Re: Bug#780201: new codename needed for oldstable (due to squeeze-lts) when stable becomes oldstable

On 10/03/2015, Andreas Glaeser <bugs.andreas.glaeser@freenet.de> wrote:
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> On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:38:29 +0100
> Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> when jessie will be released, wheezy will become oldstable and we'll need
>> a
>> new alias for squeeze, as various tools internally work with aliases. (The
>> security tracker comes to my mind, but also the Release files it seems.
>> And
>> probably more.)
>> I believe it's the ftp teams duty / joy to decide this name and would like
>> to
>> ask you to do soon, so that various places can be prepared for the joyful
>> day
>> we release jessie.
>> Current suggestions I've heard (and liked) are "oldoldstable" and
>> "veryoldstable".
>> I *dislike* "obsoletestable" and "stalestable" as they are either wrong
>> (squeeze is not obsolete) or carry a bad connotation.
>> cheers,
>> 	Holger
> What about 'extremely-stable' ??

Why not simply use the states

and for the stable version
stable and version number (eg Debian7)

and all preceding versions,
version number
Debian6 LTS
Debian 5

Seems logical, and, meaningful, and, simple enough to me.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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