Subject: Re: Please review 1.6 Release Announcement translation
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From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/2002 08:39:30
On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, grant beattie wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 07:43:28PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > I wonder should the announcement cover changes between 1.5 and 1.6 or
> > between 1.5.3 (which is official release) and 1.6?
> > For example, the announcement says:
> > init(8) will create an mfs (memory based file system) /dev if
> > /dev/console is missing.
> > This already exists in 1.5.3 (since February). I use it almost every day
> > with my 1.5.3 bootable CDs.
> I believe this change was pulled up for 1.5.x, and did not exist in
> As this is a major release, it makes sense to include a summary of
> changes between major releases, and this change falls into that
> category, as far as I can tell.
Yes, I understand that it was a new 1.5.x feature. (I tried to explain
that with "since February".)
I believe it should also have a summary of changes between the current
official release (1.5.3) and 1.6, because it may be confusing to mention
features that aren't really new because they may have been in official
1.5.1 (or whatever) for over a year (for example).
Nevertheless, it is interesting to explain what a major release is -- an
the significance and differences between the last one.
Jeremy C. Reed
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