John Estess <email@example.com> probably said:
> But what does the version number really mean? Very little. In a world
> where 3.1 precedes to 95 (MS), where 4 precedes 7 (Slackware), where
> original releases start with 5 or 6 (Mandrake and Suse, I believe -
> DQM), what do you think release numbers signify? Not much. I'm glad
> FreeBSD has the integrity to sequence their releases in a logical
> manner, but this isn't required, is somewhat unexpected, and is really
Just because other people do silly things with version numbers, doesn't
mean FreeBSD has to. Logical version numbers that are easy to compare
are a _good_ thing.
> Besides, wouldn't Kirk M. and the other BSD grandpops just *%^& if their
> baby never made it past 4.4? Tribute or torture? Who knows?
It's just a number, you know ...
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