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SubjectRe: Linux versioning scheme

Coudln't the "incomplete or experiemental" sections of 2.2.x kernels
already be considered Beta? I mean, I think the beta channel already
exists in the current versioning system.

brian


On 22 Jun 1999, Ramana Juvvadi wrote:

>
> The current linux versioning scheme is very clever. It underscores
> the point that a software project never really completes. It only
> evolves.
>
> This strategy has served us very well in the past, but I do think
> there is a need for a change. At present, the code evolves in
> two branches -- development (odd number) and stable (even number).
> I think we should at least split it into three branches --
> development, beta, and stable.
>
> Development --- kernel developers only
> Beta --- Adventorous users only
> Stable -- No serious bug reported in the past x days
>
> Of course, we get into the problem of not getting enough users to
> pound on beta versions. But I think the number of linux users is large
> enough that bug reporting will not be a problem.
>
> Ultimately it may be that users have to judge for themselves.
> But it would be nice if kernel developers can make the users
> job easier.
>
>
> Ramana
>
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