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
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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