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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Wed Jan 19 10:50:55 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at> wrote:
> I remember Slackware jumping from version 4 to 7 because the lower
> number led people to believe it was behind what then just "Red Hat Linux".
> My one concern though is if Fedora ever decided to do a point release
> like Slackware does this would lead to confusion.

That's very unlikely in the short to medium term, and if it does we
can always review it again. Besides if they go for major/minor we can
always just ignore their minor.


> On 01/19/11 08:20, Daniel Drake wrote:
>> On 18 January 2011 21:27, Peter Robinson<pbrobinson at>  wrote:
>>>> 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??"
>>> What about bumping the major release to 14 for the stable XOs and to
>>> 12/13 for the 1.75 reflecting the Fedora release that its based upon
>>> and then use the usual 14.1 14.2 etc that way there's no confusion
>>> based on the underlying os ages and allows the usual point releases.
>> I like this idea.
>> Michael/Scott, I'm sure you were immersed in this conversation the
>> first time around, I don't suppose you have a little time to comment
>> on this discussion? Original question:
>> Thanks,
>> Daniel
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