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Re: Dropping the .0 on release numbers?

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:05:57PM +0200, Simon Paillard wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:25:25PM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>> We have carried a major.minor scheme as a release numbering scheme
>> since the Early Days,
>> So, for the past years we have had x.0.y with growing `y' for point
>> releases, and skiping to (x+1).0.0. And the zero in the middle carries
>> no meaning anymore.
>On a related note, if we want dots, sub versions to be meaninful, using
>them in the ISO name scheme as well may help.
>Many people downloaded Debian 505 recently.
>See #506489.

That's not the bug you're thinking of, surely? But yes, I agree - I'm
happy to rename the CDs to include the dots in the version number.
AFAIK the only reason not to do that previously was a scare story
about broken filename handling in old versions of Windows. Not
something I care about any more...

Code change is in debian-cd svn as of ~2 minutes ago...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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