> > I think a better question would be to add 'on Windows' to what you're asking, > because > > I don't see why we should all have to put up with this BS just because of a Linux > > distro. > > "This BS"? When on earth have you ever actually used this information, or are you > just arguing for the sake of arguing?
I've restored backups from CD before (where file mod dates have been lost during burning etc.) and always found it handy to see when things were built.
what we've replaced it with is just an additional version number, it tells you nothing of when the software was built, so we've essentially dropped a perfectly useful human readable field of data for the sake of some dumb linux distro.