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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
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>>>>> "MT" == Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@conectiva.com.br> writes:

MT> On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, H. Peter Anvin 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.

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

(This is a request to maintainers of three stable trees).

While we are on the topic, could you also coordinate to keep the
EXTRAVERSION strings consistent? 2.4.X-preN uses "-preN" but
2.2.X-preN uses "preN" without leading "-".
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