bzr version numbers

David Timothy Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Mon Dec 1 19:31:37 GMT 2008


----- "John Arbash Meinel" <john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:

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> David Timothy Strauss wrote:
> > Code names have had the unfortunate effect in Ubuntu of being more
> broadly 
> > used than the actual version numbers. Even as a long-time Ubuntu
> user, I 
> > have a hard time keeping track of ordering when everything is
> "Hoary" versus 
> > "Intrepid."
> > 
> > Granted, they have gone alphabetical post-Dapper, but that's not
> immediately 
> > obvious for new users, and Bazaar releases frequently enough that 
> > alphabetical codenames would run out in under three years.
> 
> You *could* go alphabetical, but allow it to not require only the
> first
> letter to be different.
> 
> For example:
> http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml
> 
> Then you get:
> 
> Alligator
> Alpaca
> Antelope
> Ape
> Armadillo
> 
> All in the "A" section. With the downside that it is even harder to
> sort
> them in your head.

You may as well release Alligator.Zebra.Turtle (Patch Level "Rhesus Monkey").



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