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Re: About Testing Freeze and KDE

Don Armstrong wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> > I am curious. How does knowing the names further in advance make some
> > things easier?
> 1) Tools can include support for releases which are +1 and +2.
> For example, debootstrap needs to know the names of the release so you
> can install it. Lots of other tools too.

Perhaps that would be a good use case to define new name NextStable
rather like the OldStable?

> > That both of those are facts make naming troublesome. Later when
> > searching the archives for a problem in Jessie we find all manor of
> > postings that talk about Jessie but are actually referring to quite a
> > different set of bits.
> There's not really anything that can be done about this, beyond people
> avoiding describing what is currently testing as what will be the stable
> release Jessie.
> And frankly, even Jessie will have changes over its lifetime. Older
> posts are always going to be old; they may be accurate now, or they may
> not be.



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