Version numbers for XO-1/XO-1.5 vs XO-1.75 releases

Daniel Drake dsd at
Tue Jan 18 16:02:16 EST 2011

We're at a small dilemma regarding numbering of version numbers of
OLPC OS releases.

The current scheme is documented here:

It would be nice to stick with it, as this is what deployments are now
used to. (However, changing to another scheme is not out of the

The problem:

XO-1.75 software will not be a "joint release" with XO-1/XO-1.5 at the
moment, as the current target for Fedora ARM is 12 (stable) and 13
(development). So, the first XO-1.75 software release seems likely to
be based on Fedora 12 or 13, for which there is no current base for XO
software. There is no determined schedule for this release, yet. (It
is our hope that Fedora/ARM will catch up enough so that joint
releases are possible in future, but this does not seem imminent.)

The next XO-1 and XO-1.5 joint release will be based on Fedora 14 and
do have a fixed schedule (to be announced within the next few days).
Since it will be released this year, the above URL would suggest that
we take version 11.1.x for this new stream.

However, that raises the question of what happens if an XO-1.75
release based on F12/F13 comes out later. Would it take the 11.2.x
namespace, appearing "newer" than its 11.1.x F14-based cousin?

One option we have is to call the new XO-1/XO-1.5 release 11.2.x,
leaving 11.1.x free for a possible OLPC XO-1.75 software release based
on F12/F13. I think thats the best option we have right now, but might
create a bit of confusion as "what happened to 11.1??"

Any suggestions/thoughts?

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