[arch-releng] ISO branding (WAS: Things beyond 2009.01/02)

Thayer Williams thayerw at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 20:18:31 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:34 AM, Leandro Inacio
> <carvalho.inacio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, folks!
>> why don't we put "Arch Linux 2009.01" on /etc/arch-release and /etc/issue,
>> and update it only when the filesystem is updated or when a new ISO is
>> released?
> Because we used to do this and people start taking version numbers
> seriously. You get bug reports that say "I'm running ArchLinux
> 2008.10" or something insanely stupid. I can't stress how much I _do
> not_ want to get back to that.
> That's the sole reason I didn't want to put a version on the ISO
> really, because people would say things like "I installed 2008.06, do
> I need to reinstall?"

LOL that's sad, but I can totally see that happening!  Oy  but I do
hate code names too...

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