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From:
Chris Nandor
Date:
April 1, 2000 08:53
Subject:
Re: More patching! Less whining!
Message ID:
p04310102b50bd9d94527@[192.168.0.77]
At 10.32 +0000 2000.04.01, Simon Cozens wrote:
>What improvements can we tell the user community about? To justify a
>move off the 5.5 track, it's got to be something big.

You actually think version number schemes mean something?  If so, then how
about this?

"Because such a move should have been done before, and people who
illogically think version number schemes mean a whole lot never upgraded
before because they though the difference between seemingly minor versions
was, well, minor, when they really weren't."

Version number schemes for software, hardware, cars, cornbread recipes --
in every case -- are mere marketing.  So why make a big deal out of it?
Move on.


>Yeah, a bunch of bugs have been fixed. So, what, I'm reduced to calling
>it a bugfix release? But that would have been 5.005_04.

No, because there were so many fundamental core changes that a maintenance
version number change is entirely inappropriate.  "We changed the core a
lot, so we broke binary compatability, but this is just a maintenance
release."  Heh.

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