Bug#603950: WWW page release.debian.org - Use ISO 8601 dates
I'd like to propose that pages in release.debian.org use ISO 8601
YYYY-MM-DD dates instead or shorthand English names.
Recent release updates
[2010-Oct-05] Release Team meeting minutes (and release update)
[2010-Sep-21] Bit from the Release Team: Status of hppa
[2010-Sep-03] Release Update: freeze guidelines, transitions, BSP, rc bug fixes
[2010-Aug-07] Bits from the (chilly) release team
For the english speaking audience the date information may be easy to
comprehend, but for non-natives and in worldwide use it is difficult
to recall the correct english order of the months. An example:
"Does September come before of after October, or some other month?"
As for ISO 8601, being a pure numeric format (YYYY-MM-DD), there is no
need for a person to "calculate and recall" the order in one's head. An
2010-10-15 The Month order is immediately "obvious"
This date format is also internationally understood and suitable for
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash