Alpha, beta, ....

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat May 3 20:55:00 UTC 2008

2008/5/3 Pastor JW <pastor_jw at>:
> On Saturday 03 May 2008 11:18:00 am Sandy Harris wrote:
>> Is there a way to find out which pieces of 8.04 are
>> in what state? Alpha, beta, whatever? Seems to
>> me we need one.
> I don't think there is one, how would one search?  I suppose a 0.* match would
> reveal less than released versions but then is the version number standard
> that well observed?  What is the difference between alpha numbers and beta
> ones?

It's not the numbers, it's the developers declarations. For instance,
KDE 4 beta was called KDE 3.9.x.

> I for one was happy to see Firefox 3 as in 7.10, Firefox and previous
> never would open most of the websites I frequent.

Please tell me what websites those are. I'll write to every single one
of them. You should, too. Be specific about what works and what does
not work for you.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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