Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 05:10:15 EST

el es wrote:

the scheme to be, that is :

s - series, as it is now (freedom to Linus to declare a whole 'new generation'

;) if he wanted )

yy - two (in a hundred years, three) digits of the year

Now the interesting part begins which is

ww - the number of the week of the release. This will be between 1 and 52 (53)

tt - the number of the week of stable release. As above.

It is:
- most similar to the scheme used so far,
- informative : the ww and tt numbers are the week numbers of when the actual

release HAPPENED, not when it is predicted.

Which really sucks for dealing with future releases.

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