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Future openSUSE Versioning Decided

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Andreas Jaeger, openSUSE Program Manager at Novell, has announced the results of the future versioning polls. As reported earlier a discussion concerning the versioning of openSUSE releases emerged with several interesting options. A polling structure was deviced and today the decision is made.

Some of the ideas were to go to a Fedora-style whole number release version such as Fedora 14 or Fedora 15. Another was Ubuntu-style in which the version number reflected the release date such as Ubuntu 11.04 to mean the Ubuntu released in April 2011.

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Whew! Glad they got such critical issues worked out now.

I bet in 2013 (or sooner) they'll rethink this great strategy since their number system will make them look old and tired compared to the other distros.

"What, 12.3? Didn't 12.1 come out like 2 years ago. Meh!"

So the versioning scheme is

So the versioning scheme is the same as it was before except there are no .0 versions. What's the point in that!?

It was because of news of this forthcoming poll that I found out that minor point releases are not an improvement over the previous point release, but a brand new rebuild. That would explain why 11.3 was a complete disaster for me (in a number of ways), whilst 11.2 was great. After the bad experience of 11.3 and having read about the problems with 11.4, I am steering clear of openSUSE and its versioning scheme.

That sounded like an openSUSE bash, but I'm only critical about things I care about or have an interest in. I just really think the versioning scheme is wrong.

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