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Re: Debian 6.0.0 was initially released on ...

On 04/12/2011 06:44 AM, Hans F. Nordhaug wrote:
> I guess it's just me, but I think the statement "Debian 6.0.0 was
> initially released on February 6th, 2011" is a little bit strange.
> See http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/index.en.html
> "Debian 6.0.0" was released February 6th, 2011 and only once. Then came
> "Debian 6.0.1" which was released March 19th, 2011 (and only once). 
> And so on. "Debian 6.0", on the other hand, was *initially* released 
> on February 6th, 2011, and will have many releases (6.0.1 being the
> latest).
> English is not my native language so I might be off.

Good observation. Compare with:


The current "stable" distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is version 6.0.1,
codenamed squeeze. Squeeze (6.0.0) was initially released on February
6th, 2011 and its latest update (6.0.1) was released on March 19th, 2011.

Here it is clearer, as without the parenthetical version#, it reads
"Squeeze ... was initially released ..." which makes perfect sense. It
is only when rephrased on the page you cited that it sounds odd. So
perhaps this gives a clue as to how we could fix it.


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