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

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Wed Jan 19 09:33:26 EST 2011


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.


On 01/19/11 08:20, Daniel Drake wrote:
> On 18 January 2011 21:27, Peter Robinson<pbrobinson at gmail.com>  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:
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2011-January/030848.html
>
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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