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Re: Was the release of Debian 2.0 put on Linux Announce?

On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Joey Hess wrote:

: George Bonser wrote:
: > No, LSB would not dictate Debian's version but Debian could say that
: > Debian-2.0 is LSB-1.2 compliant and someone looking at Red Hat 5.2 might
: > see that it, too, is LSB-1.2 compliant and get the idea that both are
: > roughly equal.
: Someone might today, see that both debian and redhat contain kernel 2.0 and
: draw the conclusion they are both about equally up-to-date. Both
: distributions mentinn which kernel they contain in press releases and ads
: and so on. The fact that some people don't make this connection doesn't make
: me optimistic about them being less confused when a third version number is
: added to the mix.

Has it actually been determined that the LSB will provide version
numbers to be used in such a context?  If not, then this whole argument
is silly.

Even then it's a bit silly - let's imagine that a new Linux distribution
arrived on the scene.  They're either going to start versioning with a
number between zero and one, or pull a fast one and jack up their
version number?!

Nathan Norman
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