Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Oct 17 2008 - 17:48:33 EST

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 08:47:23PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > And that's my point here, do we want to change the current numbering
> > scheme as people have expressed annoyances of the current one.
> But any new scheme will be just as annoying to someone and it messes up
> existing documentation, understanding and risks breaking third party
> tools.
> Is it really worth the hassle, plus we'll have to change again if we use
> date/times because once we are shipping Linux out to Alpha Centauri with
> colonists there will be serious problems trying to compute the effect of
> tau on release numbering ...

Sure, but by then, the 2.6.521 release will be out and we could fix it
up by finally going to 3.0 :)

Seriously, am I the only one that is getting annoyed by our version
numbers? If so, I can live with it, but I got the feeling that I wasn't
alone here.


greg k-h
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