Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:37 UTC, submitted by Valour
Gentoo "It's been a while since I last reviewed Gentoo Linux because there haven't been too many significant changes in the past few releases. I've been using it as my primary desktop operating system for a year and a half, though, and I've been running my main Web/email/database server on it since October of 2004. There's a reason why I've stayed with it that long, both as a desktop and server OS - and there's also a reason why I'm writing a review of the 2006.0 release after a long hiatus from Gentoo reviews." More here.
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Get a better name first
by stephanem on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:44 UTC
stephanem
Member since:
2006-01-11

2006.0? Who's incharge of naming? Are you going to have Gentoo 2006.1 - 2006.12 (one release per month?)

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RE: Get a better name first
by Headrush on Tue 7th Mar 2006 03:35 in reply to "Get a better name first"
Headrush Member since:
2006-01-03

Makes sense to me. At least you know how old your version is. Much better than Mac OS X 10.4.5 or some god awful version of Windows and its componenets. eg. IE = 5.5786

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RE[2]: Get a better name first
by Tom K on Tue 7th Mar 2006 17:31 in reply to "RE: Get a better name first"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Version numbers like OS X's make much more sense for longer-term releases. That, and when I run OS X 10.4.5, I know exactly what version of everything I'm getting.

You can't say the same about Joe's Gentoo system, Susie's Gentoo system, and your mom's Gentoo system.

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RE[2]: Get a better name first
by Soulbender on Tue 7th Mar 2006 06:31 in reply to "Get a better name first"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's a perfectly natural version scheme, much better than versions that go from 3.9 -> 3.10 (good at math? not so much) or artifically inflated version numbers.

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RE[3]: Get a better name first
by eggs on Tue 7th Mar 2006 15:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Get a better name first"
eggs Member since:
2006-01-23

It's a perfectly natural version scheme, much better than versions that go from 3.9 -> 3.10 (good at math? not so much) or artifically inflated version numbers.

The period is not a decimal point, it's an arbitrary separator between major and minor version numbers. Just because you already have 10 (0-9) minor versions does not mean that the software is ready for a new major version.

I will, however, heartly agree with you about artifically inflated version... wtf?

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RE: Get a better name first
by flav2000 on Tue 7th Mar 2006 06:58 in reply to "Get a better name first"
flav2000 Member since:
2006-02-08

The Gentoo CDs are at most released quarterly so you get Gentoo 2006.0 to 2006.3 or 2006.4

It's better than the other distros really. Can anybody tell me when FC3 or FC4 or when Mandrake 8.0 was released?

At least with Gentoo you can figure out when.

Besides, Gentoo installs are mostly "timeless". A emerge sync later and you'll be installing the latest stable packages anyways even if you're using the 2004.3 CD for example

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RE: Get a better name first
by silicon on Tue 7th Mar 2006 11:53 in reply to "Get a better name first"
silicon Member since:
2005-07-30

All clueless people responding to one question. The Gentoo releases are half-yearly so 2006.0 is the first release of 2006 and 2006.1 will be the scond.

Gentoo has been that way since the 1.3 release. Therefore we have 2004.0 , 2004.1 , 2005.0 , 2005.1 and 2006.0 releases.

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bullsbarry Member since:
2006-01-27

It is best not to call others clueless in a post where you are incorrect. 2005 had two releases, but the 2004 releases were quarterly. Gentoo switched to the 200x.y naming scheme in 2004, after version 1.4.

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sapere aude Member since:
2006-03-07

All clueless people responding to one question. The Gentoo releases are half-yearly so 2006.0 is the first release of 2006 and 2006.1 will be the scond.

Gentoo has been that way since the 1.3 release. Therefore we have 2004.0 , 2004.1 , 2005.0 , 2005.1 and 2006.0 releases.


July 26th: 2004.2 is publically released
November 15th: 2004.3 is publically released

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