Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Date: Fri Oct 17 2008 - 15:08:30 EST

On Friday 17 October 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 01:16:38AM -0700, Steven Noonan wrote:
> > I believe some of Adrian's concerns are valid. Userspace programs will
> > indeed break, largely because some depend on build-time and run-time
> > checks for the kernel version being >=2.6.0 or >=2.4.0 and so forth. I
> > suspect the best way to prove userspace breakage would be to make a
> > branch of the kernel with a new versioning scheme (8.10, 2008.10,
> > whatever) and use that as the installed kernel while building a Gentoo
> > system. I suspect you'd see massive breakage.
> That would be trivial for me to test, IFF we want to do something like
> this.
> But again, that's a technical thing, that can be solved _IFF_ we want to
> change things.
> And that's my point here, do we want to change the current numbering
> scheme as people have expressed annoyances of the current one.

Numbering scheme? I thought we should all be using the official
kernel version NAME after the -final release? Was I mistaken?

PS1 seems like somebody forgot to update it for 2.6.27...

PS2 current numbering scheme is OK

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