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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Fresh wind for openSUSE (The H)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 8:19 UTC (Fri) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 8:44 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 10:57 UTC (Fri) by joib (guest, #8541)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 12:59 UTC (Fri) by tcourbon (subscriber, #60669)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 13:13 UTC (Fri) by alankila (subscriber, #47141)
I was unable to take this news item seriously. The argument is basically that because users expect too much from a x.0 release, we just go straight to x.1 release. But look! 12.1 has even larger numbers than 12.0. How could it possibly be true that users expect less from 12.1 than from 12.0?
Posted Sep 16, 2011 14:06 UTC (Fri) by anandrajan (subscriber, #146)
I think the reasoning is something like this: .0 releases scare some people who expect things to be broken and therefore wait for the .1 release. .0 releases excite some people who jump in expecting lots of new features. Since openSUSE is continuously evolving, there seemed to be no reason to get expectations and fear factors up with .0 releases, ergo the counter begins from 1 and not 0. Perhaps this version numbering is akin to Prozac which also cuts out the highs and the lows :-).
Posted Sep 16, 2011 15:19 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Posted Oct 3, 2011 19:16 UTC (Mon) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
But alas, that's what I'm coming to expect. After a nice long run (since 8.x, I think), it may be time for me to re-evaluate my distro of choice; the strategic decision-making is going progressively down hill.
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