Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: el es
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 06:05:57 EST

el es <el_es_cr <at>> writes:

> H. Peter Anvin <hpa <at>> writes:
> >
> > el es wrote:
> [snip]
> > > - 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.
> >
> Why ?
> What do you mean by 'future releases' ?

Oh, I just read your suggestion to move on with 3, 4 and so on. To keep it

How about adopting your scheme (simple counter) with mine ( ?

Speaking on my own, I think that some indication of WHEN the release actually
happened, encoded in the version number, IS desirable. I'm not a developer (my
field is far, far away) but personally I find the suggestions to put full year
figure in front, grossly disturbing everything we accustomed to ;)

If in my idea, we drop the .tt bit, hence, we declare, that the stable team just
continues the work on the released version, like

- 2.08.41 is the currently released 2.6.27,
- developers continue on 2.08.41-rcX, which gets promoted to 3.yy.ww when
released and so on,
- meanwhile the stable team releases 2.08.[42..52], 2.09.[01..52] and so on.

Being an indication of continuity.
As well as a revolution too ;)
> >
> Lukasz

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