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nubcnubdo

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overview: 5.9 v. 6.0
« on: October 19, 2007, 04:05:59 am »
Could someone give me a brief overview of why we are producing VL 5.9 instead of going to VL 6.0. What are we waiting for in order to produce VL 6.0? Is this VL 5.9 a developmental version, interim between VL 5.8 and 6.0? What will be the difference between VL 5.9 and VL 6.0? Please furnish approximate schedule for respective releases. Thanks

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Re: overview: 5.9 v. 6.0
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 04:40:35 am »
The difference between 5.9 and 6.0 is the VL6.0 release will be using the Window's Vista kernel.  I'm just kidding!  Forgive me, I've had extra coffee this morning.  ;D  It's been mentioned somewhere here on the board why it's being done this way, I just can't remember the details.

As far as a "schedule".  I can't speak for our small number of dev's, but factories worry about schedules.  Craftsmen don't adhere to them.

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Re: overview: 5.9 v. 6.0
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 06:07:22 am »
5.9 is the development version of 6.0, so it will be released as such (as 6.0, I mean) when ready.
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Re: overview: 5.9 v. 6.0
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 06:39:44 am »
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The difference between 5.9 and 6.0 is the VL6.0 release will be using the Window's Vista kernel.
That's patently ridiculous: the Windows Vista kernel won't be ready for general use for quite some time.*

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5.9 is the development version of 6.0
VL 5.9? I wonder why we didn't call it VL 6.0 Beta (or RC1).

*...if ever.

« Last Edit: October 19, 2007, 01:56:02 pm by nubcnubdo »

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Re: overview: 5.9 v. 6.0
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007, 06:51:17 am »
Sorry, seems I was working on old intel. 5.9 is now slated to be a full release again.

About the development versioning... Many projects currently prefer (as do I for some time now) the -0.1 version for development, since it makes for easier sorting of isos or packages in a directory listing, as opposed to something like 6.0beta, which will be sorted as a higher version than plain 6.0. I've seen it happen in vasm, for example.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2007, 07:03:35 am by Joe1962 »
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