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Re: [opensuse-project] Code names
  • From: Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 17:00:08 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0905101656190.4208@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 5 May 2009, Mark V wrote:
Why is using the end-of-life YY-MM not:
- informative about an important piece of information?

Because

- it is just _one_ piece of information, and far from the most
important for developers nor users during the development cycle
nor during and for quite a while after the release, and

- it is subject to change. Others already brought examples, but
this being a community project, what happens if a group of
volunteers steps up to provide security updates past the point
Novell has been sponsoring historically? That may well happen
a year after the release. And because

- changing names between development cycle and production, especially
close to the actual release as some have suggested, is confusing
(= bad for marketing) and risky (= bad for quality).

Gerald
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