Re: From 2.4 to 2.6 to 2.7?

From: Lennart Sorensen
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 08:38:45 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 06:03:01PM -0600, Alex Chiang wrote:
> The short answer is that HP-UX decided to keep major number 11 as
> a branding decision, and has released updates such as 11i, 11i v1,
> 11i v2, etc.
> Most recent release was 11i v3, and if you do a uname -a, you'll
> see that you get a "real" version, like 11.31.

So the 11 no longer has any meaning. At least when Sun decided the 5 in
SunOS Version 5.x didn't have a meaning anymore, they dropped it. Of
course sun also called it solaris 2.x at the same time as SunOS 5.x, so
perhaps dropping everything but the x made sense.

Version numbers never stay the way they were intended to.

Len Sorensen
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