[Python-Dev] Re: [Distutils] ANNOUNCE: Distutils 0.1.2 released

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 13:05:05 -0600 (CST)

    >>> Or what Linus seems to do with the Linux kernel (even = stable, odd
    >>> = development; or was it the other way around?).

    BAW> I really dislike the odd/even distinction for exactly this reason.

It's one saving grace is that it is a uniform format.  There are no
"optional" tokens like "pre", "alpha", "beta", etc for the most part.

To remember which way it is, I find it useful to execute "uname -r", check
the second digit, then look down at my shirt for a pocket protector.  The
two pieces of information together work for me.  I currently get
"2.2.13-4mdk" from uname.  I don't even have a pocket, let alone a pocket
protector, so even numbers must be stable releases...


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