Discard OpenBSD release number in config[:os] #1905

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tonysidaway commented Sep 16, 2012

The rationale for this is as follows.

OpenBSD has a continuous evolution release model. The release numbers change twice a year like clockwork and reflect the release process phases rather than revolutionary changes of the platform (which are intentionally kept to a minimum). The system probably doesn't change radically enough to merit a release number in the os name here. OpenBSD is OpenBSD.

http://www.openbsd.org/papers/asiabsdcon2009-release_engineering/mgp00017.html

Notice also that the release number does not follow the major/minor convention, for obvious reasons. Release 5.0 was simply the next release after 4.9.

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brixen commented Sep 22, 2012

What issues are caused by having the number?

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tonysidaway commented Sep 22, 2012

I'm sure no serious issues are involved.

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