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Re: SV: Spam ? (RH9)

Marie-Thérèse Lorentzen 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

How does that make sense to you?

Standard software release formats are in the format :


Odd majors are generaly for beta releases but patch levels ending with a 'b' are used as an alternative.

Of course this scheme is not a required standard, but is generaly followed by most developers. Depending on the significance of the change, the numbers can leap frog but this should be reserved for extreme cases only.

Just because Solaris 2.7 to Solaris 8 was a bigger jump than 2.7 to 3 there were significant changes and the version number was going to change regardless. 8.0 to 8.5 is a large "major" change, but 8.0 to 9.0 is a "version" change, normaly reserved for significant overhauls, not something that has been already updated in the current version.

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