Re: From 2.4 to 2.6 to 2.7?

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Wed Jul 16 2008 - 03:53:37 EST

On Tuesday 2008-07-15 22:43, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>The 2.6. prefix is like with X which is version 11 for 20 years and
>still counting.
>Or like with X11R6, that became X11R7 after 11 years, there might be
>in a few years some big change that will warrant a 2.8 or 3.0 (the
>rewrite of the kernel in Visual Basic .NET ;-) ).

Jumping the major number would really require some big flag day.
What was it that made the jump from 1.x to 2.0?
(Some ABI change w.r.t. binaries -- ELF becoming standard maybe?)
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