Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change
From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Oct 18 2008 - 03:19:54 EST
Greg KH wrote:
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.
What is the "problem" of predicting future releases? What relies on the
actual number being "correct" some random time in the future?
We already have the 2.6.28-rc series; and we are already talking about
We *really* don't want 2008.3-rc4 to be followed by 2009.1-rc5. That is
the kind of stuff that make script makers want to strangle developers
alive with their own intestines.
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