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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 kernel.org 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
week.

-hpa

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