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Re: Bits from the release team: full steam ahead towards buster




On 2018-04-19 23:00, Christoph Biedl wrote:
Philipp Kern wrote...
Turns out that this is a terrible idea.
Because?

People will start to rely on names for sorting again. Regardless if it's the right thing technically people are people and will use what tools they have available.

We should use numeric values for
sorting. (And Ubuntu now does the same thing on the technical side.)

From a technical point of view there is no need for codenames at all.
But being human I prefer names over numbers, even if it's just for
aesthetic reason - "buster" is just more comfortable than "debian10".
However, above all is the rule "do not confuse". Starting two
consecutive releases with the same letter does. Adding a third one makes
it worse.

I'm fine with that.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern