[Mageia-discuss] Wish List
msdobrescu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 15:19:26 CEST 2010
On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM, andré <andr55 at laposte.net> wrote:
> Sander Lepik a écrit :
> 02.10.2010 18:22, Remco Rijnders kirjutas:
>>> On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 03:13:27PM +0000, André Machado wrote:
>>> * Mageia 2011.0 ?
>>> * Mageia 2001.1 ?
>>> * Mageia 11.01 ? :D
>>> * Mageia 1.0 ?
>> 20xx.0 -> 20xx.1 is perfect. Tho' 20xx.0 should be released at spring
>> time and 20xx.1 later
>> the same year. At the moment it doesn't make sense and many friends have
>> asked why is 20xy
>> released in 20x(y-1).
> Exactly. Mandriva version numbering sounds like we are selling cars. (You
> know, all image and no substance.)
> So let's go for Mageia 2010.1 if we can do it this fall. (Hopefully)
> And Mageia 2011.0 in the spring.
> Note that we will have to recompile to change Mandriva to Mageia, so
> changing the version number should cause no problem.
> How about instead of using 0 or 1, use the month number instead? So, .3
>>> for a release made in March. That way we are always "up to date" and can
>>> allow for release schedules slipping or having a 3rd release within a
>>> if needed / fitting.
>> Such versioning is bad. It forces you into time limit like it is with
>> Ubuntu. And i don't
>> like it. When the release needs to be delayed it's better to do so. Not to
>> push it out and
>> then land loads of fixes on it like has happened to Ubuntu. Also you don't
>> have to remember
>> which month it was released in year 2008. Was it 2008.3 or 2008.5?
> It is a lot simpler to use 0 or 1.
> If the month is used, and there is a delay for some reason, would you want
> to have to change the names of 100's of files ?
> Including the dependancies in the RPM's ?
> Otherwise, the month would have no more meaning than 0 or 1.
> And why would you want 3 releases in a year ? With the pace of changes in
> Linux, 2 seems just right. If there are any important updates, for
> security, for instance, that is already built into the Mandriva system we
> are inheriting (like virtually all others).
> - André (andre999)
> Why not make them read the version info from one place? (on a long term...)
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