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Re: Frustration over Debian naming (was: Re: Meltdown fix for wheezy-backports)




On Friday, January 12, 2018 09:01:34 AM Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-01-12 at 13:54 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 08:49:05AM -0500, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > But the various names and use of those names gets very frustrating
> > > for me, and
> > > I suspect I am not the only one.  The numbered versions, the Toy
> > > Story names,
> > > and then the testing, stable, old stable, old old stable is just
> > > frustrating.
> > 
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian_version_history explains this
> > nicely and is linked from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
> 
> I took their point to be that if one needs a wiki page to follow the
> versioning scheme then perhaps the versioning scheme has an issue.

+1---thanks for amplifying / clarifying my point!

> IIRC teams like the Press Team have a policy of always leading with the
> numerical version rather than the code names, presumably for this very
> reason, but that doesn't carry over into "casual" conversation like the
> parent thread or the repo urls etc.

I like that (leading with the numerical version)!