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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
David Weinehall wrote:

>>
>>Oh, and yes, if you settle on a naming scheme, *please* let me know
>>ahead of time so I can update the scripts to track it, rather than
>>finding out by having hundreds of complaints in my mailbox...
>>
>
> I for one used the -pre and -pre-final naming for the v2.0.39-series,
> and I'll probably use the same naming for the final pre-patch of
> v2.0.40, _unless_ there's some sort of agreement on another naming
> scheme. I'd be perfectly content with using the -rc naming for the
> final instead. The important thing is not the naming itself, but
> consistency between the different kernel-trees.
>


Consistency is a Very Good Thing[TM] (says the one who tries to teach
scripts to understand the naming.) The advantage with the -rc naming is
that it avoids the -pre5, -pre6, -pre-final, -pre-final-really,
-pre-final-really-i-mean-it-this-time phenomenon when the release
candidate wasn't quite worthy, you just go -rc1, -rc2, -rc3. There is no
shame in needing more than one release candidate.

-hpa


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