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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: openSUSE versioning scheme
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 10:38:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <201007041038.45761.aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 03 July 2010 11:02:17 Per Jessen wrote:
What is wrong with the existing scheme? Two things that come to mind:

1) it's just a continuation of the SuSE Linux numbering
2) there's no implied meaning of '.x'

3) The x.y has a meaning in software and we do not leave to it. The
changes between 10.3 and 11.0 are as big as between 11.0 and 11.1. The
number 11.0 is marketing and has no other effect!
I've seen books for openSUSE 11 - implying that 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 have
only minor difference.

4) Confusion with SUSE Linux Enterprise
I've seen too often "I'm running SUSE 11.1" - and then found out they run
"SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1". A different version scheme might help.

Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager openSUSE, aj@{,}
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