Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 17:59:26 EST

On Monday 20 October 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> Um, did you not get the memo 3 years ago saying we are changing our
> development model and there will not be a 2.7 development series?

Well, in theory we could resume the old numbering scheme again but
keep the current development model, in effect just inflating the
version numbers by one level:

2.6.28-rc1 -> 2.7.0
2.6.28-rc2 -> 2.7.1
2.6.28 -> 2.8.0 (perfect -- I've heard people informally call it
the two-eight release in the past instead of
two-six-twenty-eight) -> 2.8.1
2.6.29-rc1 -> 2.9.0
2.6.29 -> 2.10.0 or 3.0.0 (depending on your taste)

This would be entirely consistent with how things have been since 1.0,
except that we have not had a 2.odd release in a long time.

Arnd <><
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