Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Dave Young
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 21:53:19 EST

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 11:35 PM, Theodore Tso <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 04:26:19PM +0200, markus reichelt wrote:
>> Why not just keep it? It has worked so far, and from a strictly
>> end-user point of view I cannot see any advantages at all with a new
>> scheme. The ideas mentioned so far don't cut it either.
> I'd cast a vote for keeping it as well. "2.6" is actually a great
> marker so that people know that it's highly likely the version number
> is for the Linux kernel. Contrast "I'm running 2.6.27" versus "I'm
> running 27" (huh, what does that mean?) or "I'm running the 27 kernel"
> or "I'm running Linux kernel version 27" or worse yet "I'm running
> 2008-03". Something like "2.6.27" is just easier to say, and less
> prone to misunderstanding/confusion.
> Let's just leave things the way they are.


Additionally, we can add some range to x.y.z

such as:

x: 1-9
y: 1-9
z: 1-30

so we can jumo to 2.7.1 after 2.6.30

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