[arch-releng] releases, snapshots and semantics

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Mon Aug 17 10:16:11 EDT 2009

On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:22:02 +0200
Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:

> Am Montag, den 17.08.2009, 14:11 +0200 schrieb Thomas Bächler:
> > Dieter Plaetinck schrieb:
> > > So there is a subtle duplicitly going on here. > I've been thinking
> >  of simple, but clear ways to phrase this and I think it's best to make
> >  the images a separate project with a special name. > for example we
> >  could call this project "ALIMG" or something (Arch Linux images) and
> >  then talk (news items) about new ALIMG releases.  ALIMG 2009.08 etc.
> > 
> > Let's just call it "Arch Live 2009.12" or so then. It is a live system 
> > and contains AIF, which we will mention in the announce anyway.
> > 
> I would leave all as it is... YYYY.MM snapshots
> a) we don't make images for the press
> b) the few user who will get confused will get a answer on bbs etc. They
> don't will ask this again.
> Realy, i don't see the need that we make us a problem with this...
> Gerhard

Actually, the more I think about it, the more it just makes sense.
The images we create are not "Arch Linux".  They are a project on itself, based on arch linux.
Even if you don't consider the semantic/press discussion, it is weird to me to have a very specific project, but no name for it.

And yes, I do consider the press.
I think if we can improve (as in: make it more acurate) the picture they draw of us towards (new) people, we should.
I think media plays a big role.  See how many places talk about the "arch linux 2009.08 release"


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