Re: From 2.4 to 2.6 to 2.7?

From: Alex Chiang
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 16:03:08 EST

* Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> 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.

Not exactly. The 11 implies an ABI/API guarantee to ISVs and some
sense of "stability" (for whatever that means) to end users.

Marketing fluff, yes, but I guess some people out there do care
about that stuff.


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