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Re: [SLE] SuSE 7 Deluxe
- From: mha@xxxxxxxx (Michael Hasenstein)
- Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 18:18:32 -0700
- Message-id: <3988C868.A260B149@xxxxxxxx>
Derek Fountain wrote:
> > > The timing does seem odd, to the point of silly. The press release
> > > says the new distro will be available at the end of August. Hmmm.
> > > That's one week before KDE2 is due for release.
> > I am sorry, but do you expect us to put it on the CDs without any previous
> > testing and integration?
> Like you did with XFree4.0?
I don't remember any SuSE Linux where XF86 4.0 was the default so far.
It was always version 3.3.6. Of course we also deliver the latest beta
of important packages, like now KDE2.
> Actually no, my point was that you've made a jump to 7.0
> which seems too early to me. From what I've read this one
Yes, it is. We expected KDE2 and 2.4 to be out. However, we cannot
reprint everything. Software is easy, but boxed products and books need
a lot of preparation. Plus, for us it is a big move.
> should be 6.5; the next one, with the new kernel and new
> desktop should be 7.0.
> > Well, this versioning scheme was made up, when having KDE2 and a 2.4
> > kernel still looked like a realistic plan. But we cannot do much about the
> > delay of KDE2 or the kernel and delaying our release for an unknown amount
> > of time is not an option. However, I still think that the new features
> > (e.g. XFree86 4.0) and mainly the split of the product validate the jump
> > to 7.0, even though the changes are not as impressive as everybody hoped.
> Well, I guess that answers my question, although I'd point
> out that KDE2 hasn't been delayed at all yet. They've hit
> every milestone just about spot on.
> I have to bow to your knowledge about how much effort goes
> into making up versioning schemes, but I'm still rather
> cynical about it. Renaming to 7.0 just seems like a
> marketing ploy to make this look like a worthwhile upgrade.
> I see Redhat have done the same. Perhaps it's all to catch
> up with Mandrake, now at v7.1? It'll be a sad day for Linux
> when the distributors start trying to pull these sorts of
> tricks on their customers just to sell pointless upgrades.
Why do you care about the d... version numbers at all??? I don't.
> P.S. On a slightly different note, can we assume that from
> your quote above that 7.0 will have XFree4.0 as its default
> window manager?
Depends on if your chipset is supported. On the Dell 410 with an TNT2
based card where I just installed it at Oracle it indeed uses 4.0 by
default, but where your chipset is unsupported it falls back to 3.3.6.
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