7 in package name

Asked by Pavel Stratil on 2010-10-14

Hi,

I wonder, what does the 7 in the package name stand for? Is there gonna be drizzle8 at some point?

thanks, Pavel

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Andrew Hutchings Edit question
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Andrew Hutchings
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2010-10-14
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2010-10-14
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2010-10-14
Best Andrew Hutchings (linuxjedi) said : #1

Hi Pavel,

We needed a version number so that future versions could run along side it whilst migrating. '7' was chosen as the first version number in this sequence (you could say it is the same reason Heinz use the number 57). There will be a Drizzle8 in the future, once Drizzle7 is released and we want to make backwards incompatible changes.

hey Andrew, thanks - i will adjust the packaging on Gentoo accordingly.

Thanks Andrew Hutchings, that solved my question.