decimal place holders, hyphens, firm/software revisions

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decimal place holders, hyphens, firm/software revisions

Post by Try'n 2 Learn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:52 pm

is it simply up to the vendor to amend these numbers as they like? or do the specific numerical values and their placements have an industry-wide definition?
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Re: decimal placeholders, hyphens, firm/software revisions

Post by ofb » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:10 pm

foo 3.0 is a major update of foo 2.x that includes feature changes

foo 2.6 is a bug fix and security patch of foo 2.5

foo 1.5-ubuntu is a Canonical made version of foo 2.x .... (this gets a little more complicated) basically during a release like Ubuntu 14.10, you will get foo 1.x at the beginning and updates to but not incuding foo 2.x when it comes out. because foo 2.x has changed too much, and Canonical will test it for the next Ubuntu instead. HOWEVER 2.x will have not just feature changes, but also some bug fixes and security patches. So Canonical takes just those that apply to the old 1.5 they're still using, and makes the suffix series starting with 1.5-ubuntu.

hope that made a little more sense.

EDIT: oh, bless the internet; I was a little more lucid about the Ubuntu business over here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st10037618

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Re: decimal placeholders, hyphens, firm/software revisions

Post by MtnDewManiac » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:02 am

ofb wrote:foo 3.0 is a major update of foo 2.x that includes feature changes

foo 2.6 is a bug fix and security patch of foo 2.5

foo 1.5-ubuntu is a Canonical made version of foo 2.x .... (this gets a little more complicated) basically during a release like Ubuntu 14.10, you will get foo 1.x at the beginning and updates to but not incuding foo 2.x when it comes out. because foo 2.x has changed too much, and Canonical will test it for the next Ubuntu instead. HOWEVER 2.x will have not just feature changes, but also some bug fixes and security patches. So Canonical takes just those that apply to the old 1.5 they're still using, and makes the suffix series starting with 1.5-ubuntu.

hope that made a little more sense.

EDIT: oh, bless the internet; I was a little more lucid about the Ubuntu business over here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st10037618
You should have also added that no linux developer can count as well as the average four-year old. IOW, foowhopooachooipointmyfingeratyou 4.10 is actually newer than foowhopooachooipointmyfingeratyou 4.8.

That one still manages to confuse newbies once in a while. I just tell them that linux developers are using government math....

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