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SubjectRe: Meaning of major kernel version number
Oliver Neukum wrote:
> On Tuesday, 1. May 2001 22:49, Erik Hensema wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > A little question which may be a FAQ: what does the major version number
> > [1] of the Linux kernel (still) mean? What is the policy on increasing the
> > major version (eg. on what basis it is decided the next kernel isn't going
> > to be 2.6 but 3.0)?
> Our great fearless leader will talk with the penguin beyond the sky.
> Oliver
> -
One definition might be that it changes when user code must be relinked
to work with the next version.

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