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    SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
    Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

    >>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.
    > Agreed. I stick with the -rc naming convention for 2.4+...

    I have updated the scripts to recognize the -rc naming
    convention. Any -rc patch found is assumed to be newer than any -pre
    patch found.

    I will try to add tracking of the v2.0 and v2.2 trees sometime later this


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