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SV: Spam ? (RH9)

I'm no expert in the area, however, my understanding of upgrades is that the
general convention for at hop from on number to another would be a 'major'
change in a kernal/a new look/ or something that separates it from the
previous number/numners. If the hop is several numbers, then this would
indicate an even greater change. A "dot" change/update/upgrade is generally
for less significant changes. And as for the use of upgrade/update please
excuse my ignorance - I do actually have a hard time knowing when something
is an 'update' (up2date) and when something is an upgrade. I'm guessing that
the latter involves greater changes. Maybe even from one number to another.

I'm personally thinking that if the next version is jumping from 8.0 to 9.0,
then there are perhaps some major changes? Having said that, I can't help
but wonder what major changes have been made.

If it's not an idication of a major change, well then if rules can be
broken, I suppose that conventions can also be broken. It makes things more
confusing, but in this particular case, it's not something I would worry too
much about.

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[mailto:psyche-list-admin redhat com]På vegne af Joe Klemmer
Sendt: 24. marts 2003 23:05
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Emne: RE: Spam ? (RH9)

On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 15:44, Daevid Vincent wrote:

> Well, I do know that it's incredibly arrogant and misleading to jump from
> v8.0 to v9.0 without any intermediate steps. NOBODY in the software world
> does that without some serious serious feature additions. RH9 will be
> nothing more than some normal updates. Xfree 4.3, a (still broken) Apache
> 2.0/PHP, a slightly newer KDE/Gnome, and what else?

	What planet are you on?  Let's see, off-hand I can thing of two much
bigger jumps; Solaris 2.7 to Solaris 8 & Slackware 4.x to Slackware
7.x.  I think you're being a little touchy or something.

Farewell neighbor.  Thank you for giving us a safe place for so many
		Fred Rodgers - 1928-2003

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