Naming of GnuPG

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Apr 20 02:45:06 CEST 2008

David Shaw wrote:
> Do people find the 1.4.x / 2.0.x thing confusing?

Speaking for myself, no.  But I'm pretty far from a normal user.
Regular users are taught to think that bigger version numbers are
better, more recent, more capable, more bug-free, etc.

Windows NT 3.51 --> Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 --> Windows 2003 Server
FreeBSD 5.2 --> FreeBSD 6.0
Fedora Core 8 --> Fedora Core 9
GnuPG 1.4 --> GnuPG 2.0

One of those is not like the other, but I think the average user would
be hard-pressed to figure which is which.

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