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Re: Debian testing - release number




On 2018-07-05, Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jul 2018 10:09:36 +0000 (UTC)
> Curt <curty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>
>> 
>> The problem I'm looking at is that the Debian testing/unstable
>> releases do not have a version number and are not going to be
>> receiving one any time soon (the tradition of not according a number
>> to these two releases being of the utmost venerability). 
>
> How can they? They are never released, and unstable receives new
> software, sometimes new software *versions*, minute by minute. I don't
> know how much new code unstable gets per day, but my workstation
> installation typically downloads something of the order of 50MB,
> usually dozens of packages. Testing is a bit more stable, but
> outside the freeze, basically follows unstable with about ten days'
> delay for a given package. In that context, what can 'release number'
> mean? It can only make sense for stable.
>
Right; I'm not asking for one; I was referring to what you snipped both
above and below.