[LFS Trac] #1725: linux-2.6.15.5

Richard A Downing richard at langside.org.uk
Thu Mar 2 13:19:04 PST 2006


Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 3/2/06, Matthew Burgess <matthew at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
>> Richard A Downing wrote:
>>
>>> and what does 'brown paper bag release' mean in English?
>> Sorry, Richard.  I never thought of it as a particularly American
>> phrase, I thought it was more commonly known within software development
>> circles than it apparently is.
> 
> I also didn't know what it meant.  Thank you, Google!
> 
> http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/brown-paper-bag-bug.html
> 


I googled too.  But I also think that 'official' documents, like
tickets, shouldn't contain idioms.  We want LFS to have the widest
possible audience.  As Matt says, sometimes guys don't realise that they
have used an idiom - hence the post.

R.




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