Re: NetBSD from 2.0 to 3.0?
From: Frederick Bruckman (fredb_at_immanent.net)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 08:42:29 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Gunther Nikl <email@example.com> writes:
> Recently I have seen references to the next NetBSD release and it was
> numbered 3.0. Whats the reason that 3.0 immediately follows 2.0? The
> way from NetBSD 1.x to 2.0 was rather long.
Perhaps I missed the point of your question with my previous answer...
The release numbering has changed, so that instead of all releases
being a 1.X, where X is significant, they'll be X.something. If I may
summarize the discussion..., it was something of a standing joke, that
all releases start with "1.", but we were starting to suspect that
other people weren't getting the joke, that they were thinking NetBSD
hadn't undergone any significant revision in ten years.
NetBSD 1.6 actually completed one of the long-term goals -- the switch
to ELF format -- but the switch had already taken place on the major
ports, and on those ports, there weren't many user-visible changes. The
addition of pthreads was deemed significant enough to warrant the big
step to 2.0, but now that the cats out of the bag, the major releases
will be numbered 3.0, 4.0, and so on.