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Re: [opensuse] SUSE version naming
  • From: "Joop Boonen" <joop_boonen@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 16:51:18 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <19092.80.126.188.200.1145199078.squirrel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Correction 8.x should be 7.x (kernel 2.4)

8.0 was because of kde 3.0

Regards,

Joop.

On Sun, April 16, 2006 4:46 pm, Joop Boonen wrote:
> I think it's the numbering is very logical. Only for 10.x it was a bit out
> of tune.
>
> X.0 is the pre new kernel version.
> 8.0 was pre 2.4 kernel (2.4 was test kernel) 8.1 was 2.4 kernel
> 9.0 was pre 2.6 kernel (2.6 was test kernel) 9.1 was 2.6 kernel
>
> My opion 10.0 was pre red carpet and other novell tools 10.1 has al this
> inside. An ofcourse the market made them move to 10. Solaris 10, Mandriva
> 10, Redhat 10 etc.
>
> I personally prefer numbers as the dat or some wierd name doesn't mean
> anything to me. x.1 id newer than x.0. That is very clear. Look the latest
> version up on the internet.
>
> I hope SuSE will never move to NT, 2000, XP, Vista etc. Instead of 4.0,
> 4.1, 5 and 5.1?
>
> (May be an option might be an odd and even sceam like with the kernel, odd
> is test/unstable even is stable?)
>
> Regards,
>
> Joop.
>
>
>
> On Sun, April 16, 2006 1:00 pm, houghi wrote:
>> I am curious how SUSE decides when a version goes from X.0 to Y.0.
>> e.g. SUSE 9.0 was more, I think a buniness decision. SUSE 10.0 was due
>> to
>> the step to openSUSE.
>>
>> I can see no real technical reasons (anymore) to keep this up. I also
>> believe that it might confuse people. Some people say that they stay
>> with
>> 9.3, till 10.1 comes out, because they do not trust .0 releases.
>>
>> I think that 10.0 is closer to 9.3 then 10.1 is to 10.0 and that 10.1 is
>> more of a new line then 10.0 was.
>>
>> So will SUSE keep these version numbers and if so what are the decisions
>> to go to 11 (It goes to eleven :-)
>>
>> I personally would drop the numbers and go with dates. e.g. `SUSE 2005
>> Spring` instead of SUSE 10.1.
>>
>> houghi
>> --
>> Nutze die Zeit. Sie ist das Kostbarste, was wir haben, denn es
>> ist unwiederbringliche Lebenszeit. Leben ist aber mehr als Werk
>> und Arbeit, und das Sein wichtiger als das Tun
>> - Johannes Müller-Elmau
>>
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