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Re: Version naming

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Version naming
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:42:13 -0500
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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> The numbering doesn't really matter, but I think it was kinda nice when
> the major version number was only bumped on really big-ish transitions.
> (I.e., mule, utf8, static binding...)

That's how we've taken it in Debian at least (and derivatives), which
has allowed simultaneous installs (say emacs19 and emacs20), etc.

As a result, on the Debian side, each major increment does represent
more work: increased load on the mirrors, administrative overhead of
package migrations, removals, etc.

While that certainly shouldn't unduly influence the upstream decisions
here, I thought I'd mention it for reference.

Rob Browning
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