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Re: Why not Standard, Pre-Release, and Development versions?

On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 04:53:58PM +0200, Michalowski Thierry wrote:
> I think he simply suggest to call the distributions with less pejorative
> names.
> Many users are afraid of "frozen" or "unstable" or "radioactive" software,
> so they may just lay way back in the Debian versioning because they are
> afraid of the name, not because they _do_ want the bullet-proof stability of
> the "stable" Debian version.
> This would lead to these links:
> standard   	 --> slink
> prerelease   --> potato
> development  --> woody
> exactly replacing these:
> stable   --> slink
> frozen   --> potato
> unstable --> woody
> My .02 EUR 
> Thierry

A rose (or potato) by any other name, smells just as sweet.

If someone is scared by the name "unstable" or "frozen",
perhaps they *should* be running stable.

My .02 (US)
David Karlin
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