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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Release versioning - Poll on last three options
On Monday, March 28, 2011 16:30:21 Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The poll on SurveyMonkey on how to version the openSUSE distribution
release is now closed, you can see the results here. The winner is the
"old school" (like currently but only counting the right number until
3), followed by "Fedora style" (just integers) and "Ubuntu style" (2
digits year "." 2 digits month).

The openSUSE members only poll is now live on connect until April 04,
2011. Please select your favorite option

URL of the poll is:


I was hoping the "old-school" vote last time would allow for a vote
this time of when to rollover:

That wasn't planned and if you made the suggestion, I seem to have overlooked
it, sorry.

a) 12.0, 12.1, 13.0, 13.1, etc.
b) 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.2, 14.0 etc.
c) 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.0, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 14.0 etc.
c) 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 13.0, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 14.0 etc.

Ignoring Evergreen, my vote is a) because 12.0 would go out of support
shortly after 13.0 would come out. So for a server etc. it might make
sense to only use the .0 releases.

If Evergreen is "real" and takes support from 18 months to 36 months,
then I would like to reset after .3 for the same reason. ie. all .0
releases could be designated a Evergreen release and everyone would
know it.

My dear colleague Dr. MLS just came around with a similiar question. He wanted
to suggest to not have a .0 release: Since we have three releases, it would
then be clear the that November release is always the .1 release, the July
release the .2 and the March release the .3.

If there are more people that think the current definition is too strict, we
could do a third election if and only if the "old school" is the winner.

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