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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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