Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Oct 17 2008 - 12:41:26 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
So I proposed an alternative, YEAR.NUMBER. The year is easy to keep

Which calendaring system ?

Presumably the Gregorian one, rooted in the Common Era, but that's sort of irrelevant.

I think it's both visually cumbersome and has the problem that it is harder to predict future releases. The first problem can be dealt with by simply subtracting 2000 from the year (Altera uses this scheme for their EDA tools, and I didn't realize it for quite a while because it looked so natural), but the second is still a problem.

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