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mikewillis
24-Apr-2017, 13:28
openSUSE have recently announced that their version number is going from 42 to 15 and that this is related to "SUSE have decided that their next version of SLE will be 15, not 13."*

I can't find an explanation anywhere for why SUSE have decided that the next version of SLE is going to be 15. Is there any one here who knows and is allowed to tell?

* https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2017-04/msg00014.html

ab
24-Apr-2017, 14:12
Slightly more than idle speculation:

There was a goal to unify numbers; this couldn't be done when openSUSE
Leap was announced since they were already on 13 and SLE was about to
release 12, and really it was openSUSE making the big change back then.

13 was already used by openSUSE (like on my laptop right now, because I"m
so happy with it I keep resisting moving just in case something newer
isn't as great.... silly, I know).

13 is unlucky in western cultures, and 14 in eastern cultures. Why not: 15.


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kgroneman
24-Apr-2017, 14:21
That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.

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mikewillis
24-Apr-2017, 15:27
13 was already used by openSUSE

Was there a desire to align the SLE version with the openSUSE version? I was under the impression that openSUSE decision to align with SLE only came about after the SLE decision. The SLE decision drove the openSUSE decision, not the other way around at all.



13 is unlucky in western cultures, and 14 in eastern cultures.

If that is a/the real reason then I'm surprised that SLE 12 SP2 got kernel 4.4 because in Chinese that sounds like death.death.

mikewillis
24-Apr-2017, 15:28
That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.


:D :D :D :D

ab
24-Apr-2017, 16:31
On 04/24/2017 08:34 AM, mikewillis wrote:
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> ab;37569 Wrote:
>>
>> 13 was already used by openSUSE
>>
> Was there a desire to align the SLE version with the openSUSE version? I
> was under the impression that openSUSE decision to align with SLE only
> came about after the SLE decision. The SLE decision drove the openSUSE
> decision, not the other way around at all.

I think in general yes, but it was previously seen as impossible because
openSUSE was in the lead and it's hard to go backward, and even harder to
go back ward to a version you have already used (that's crazy, really).
With SLE moving up to 15, it probably made a lot more sense, especially
since it means that packagers can avoid if-opensuse-then and if-sle-then
types of logic here and there. The versions for both "distros" are now
identical, which means less coding around particular distro versions.

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timscotland
29-Mar-2018, 08:59
That sounds good, but the actual answer that makes the most sense is 42.

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Kim - 4/24/2017 7:21:14 AM

Which is why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2

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kgroneman
29-Mar-2018, 15:16
Hey timscotland:

>why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2

[light bulb moment]

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hendersj
29-Mar-2018, 19:19
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:16:59 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

> Hey timscotland:
>
>>why the very first SuSE Linux version was 4.2
>
> [light bulb moment]

And YaST was 0.42 IIRC



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