Naming of GnuPG

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Sun Apr 20 03:36:26 CEST 2008

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

From what I've seen of this as well as other lists, I'd say that the answer to
that is a hearty, YES.

Rather than seeing 1.4.x & 2.0.x as different paths to accomplish the same task,
less-experienced users tend to fall into the "greater version # must mean
'New&Improved™' *AND* BETTER" trap.

The "Well, isn't 2.0 better?" question is common.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:   John (a)
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. PGP/GPG KeyID: 0x608D2A10/0x18BB373A
"what's the key to success?"        / "two words: good decisions."
"what's the key to good decisions?" /  "one word: experience."
"how do i get experience?"          / "two words: bad decisions."

"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"

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