Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 15:19:40 EST

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 09:11:52PM +0200, ext Stefan Richter wrote:
> Felipe Balbi wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 02:06:48PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:54:00PM +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>>>> when we move to 2.7, we know it'll be the start
>>>> for the 2.8 kernel series.
>>> 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?
>>> Damm, I thought I had printed it out and placed it on everyone's chairs.
>>> Those pesky cleaners must have picked it up and recycled it, sorry about
>>> that...
>>>> Just like the migration from 2.4 to 2.5.
>>> Please don't bring up the dark ages again, many of us went through
>>> things back then that have taken a lot of counseling to be able to get
>>> over.
>> sorry if i'm developing linux kernel for as long as you are. It's really
>> not my business how many hours of counseling you had to attend to get
>> over a version numbering change.
> The switch from 2.2/2.3/2.4/2.5 to 2.6.x was not a change of numbering
> scheme, it was a change of the development model. 2.4 and 2.5 were two
> parallel mainlines. 2.6.x is a single mainline, and there won't be two
> mainlines again in any foreseeable future.

at least now you gave me the reasons and I got the point. Thanks for

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