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Re: Current stable tag slip status

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 18:01:20 +0800

Sarunas Vancevicius wrote:

On 10:05, Sat 26 Mar 05, Bill Hacker wrote:

EXPERIMENTAL or testing versions = DFXMMMDDYY.nn


I think most people not familiar with this naming convention will
get confused.

E.G: a person who just read about DragonFly and wants to try it out.
Goes to one of the mirrors, and is not sure which iso to download,
and downloads the wrong one, say EXPERIMENTAL.

Boots it and horrible things start to happen (say, gets a panic
while booting).  Now, this person, might stay away from DragonFly,
and spread his unpleasant experience along the community he came

So IMO its better to keep the naming as simple as possible.

Just my 2 cents.


Agree that - problem already exists with folks thinking 'CURRENT' will always be better than 'STABLE'.

But I had in mind that 'Experimental' would NOT be 'published'
for download.  Rather - in an accessable, but not so obvious area
where those working on new architectures and platform problems
might share.


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