Current stable tag slip status

Ed df at
Fri Mar 25 08:47:43 PST 2005

On Monday 21 March 2005 02:29, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     After the stable tag is slipped we will begin release engineering for
>     a release prior to USENIX (which I will be at, BTW).  I am going to
>     call this release 1.5 oweing to the fact that the big ticket journaling
>     item isn't done.  The release date will be in early April.
>     Then, tentatively, since so much progress is being made, the 2.0
> release will likely occur in September.

I'd suggest to use lower release numbers.
I think it's better to call 1.1 the April release, and then 1.2 and so.

The fact is that if you jump from major numbers (1.x to 2.x) every year, the 
first DF release with all the cool features will have a big number like 7 or 
8. And I don't think it's a good idea. Think at Mandrake 10, RedHat 10, 
Solaris 10 and so on.

Also, if you follow my advice you could be able to make a big step for a 
particular milestone, for example jumping from 2.3 to 3.0. That would not be 
possible if you already jump by 0.5 every 6 months.

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