[$] The great leap backward

Post Syndicated from corbet original https://lwn.net/Articles/720924/rss

Sayre’s law
states: “In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely
proportional to the value of the issues at stake
“. In that context,
it is perhaps easy to understand why the discussion around the version
number for the next major openSUSE Leap release has gone on for hundreds of
sometimes vitriolic messages. While this change is controversial, the
openSUSE board hopes that it
will lead to more rational versioning in the long term — but the world has a
way of interfering with such plans.