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RE: [vox] CD burning emergency! :^)
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RE: [vox] CD burning emergency! :^)

Who all is burning how many of which CD (Knoppix or GNU/Win) for tomorrow?

Can I remove "Burn CD's in my 8x burner at work from my (suddenly enlarged)
to-do list" and not panic so much over the issue?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-admin@lists.lugod.org]On
> Behalf Of Rick Moen
> Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 7:38 PM
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] CD burning emergency! :^)
> Quoting Ted Deppner (ted@psyber.com):
> > ...I have knoppix 3.1 here already (which is still the latest I
> > think)....
> Quoting from http://www.distrowatch.com/interview-knoppix.php :
> Q:  Can you explain the release philosophy of Knoppix? A new ISO seems
> to appear just about every week or two and they are _all_ called Knoppix
> 3.1 with a date behind the version number. They are all labelled as beta
> versions. What is the reason for the high release frequency and what
> will the product be known as, once it reaches a "stable" state?
> A:  Last question first: The "final" release will appear when there is a
> "final" release of GNU/Linux (which will probably mean the end of the
> world). ;-)
> In the open source world, development is incredibly fast, and there are
> new and significant features, changes or bug fixes every day in almost
> every program that is actively maintained either by a single author or a
> group of developers. To keep track of this, I do frequent updates of the
> installed Debian packages (apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade) and, on
> request or if bugs are reported, also working on the additional programs
> that are written by me (the "Terminalserver" feature, the hardware
> detection scripts, updates to supporting scripts etc). Also, parts of
> some add-ons that I'm developing commercially are used for improving the
> downloadable version of Knoppix in each release. This may explain why
> there are sometimes new releases in daily sequence (especially when a
> critical bug is found, which luckily were not many so far).
> So, since most of the software is in active development, I feel that it
> would be wrong to promise anything, or suggest that the CD is perfect
> and error-free. It is "experimental software, use at your own risk.".
> And I would like to keep it that way, because I like experimenting with
> new things. If you want a guarantee and commercial support, you can
> still get that for Knoppix too, choosing a vendor of your choice that
> sells you a support contract or a customised version.
> As for the static version number: personal laziness. I have not written
> a script yet that exchanges version numbers in all READMEs and HTML
> files on the CD, so the only thing I change is the build date on the
> boot screen. A new major version may be released when something changes
> significantly (KDE 3.1, or maybe a new release at the upcoming LinuxTag
> 2003).
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