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    Subject[OT] 2.6 not 3.0 - (WAS Re: [PATCH-RFC] 4 of 4 - New problem logging macros, SCSI RAIDdevice)
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    > > Tangent question, is it definitely to be named 2.6?
    >
    > I see no real reason to call it 3.0.
    >
    > The order-of-magnitude threading improvements might just come closest to
    > being a "new thing", but yeah, I still consider it 2.6.x. We don't have
    > new architectures or other really fundamental stuff. In many ways the jump
    > from 2.2 -> 2.4 was bigger than the 2.4 -> 2.6 thing will be, I suspect.

    I think we should stick to incrementing the major number when binary compatibility is broken.

    > But hey, it's just a number. I don't feel that strongly either way. I
    > think version number inflation (can anybody say "distribution makers"?) is
    > a bit silly, and the way the kernel numbering works there is no reason to
    > bump the major number for regular releases.

    Psycologically and sub-conciously, this kind of thing _does_ make people stand up and take notice.

    For example, SNK made the NeoGeo arcade games print things like:

    NEO GEO
    MAX 330 MEGA
    PRO GEAR SPEC

    on start up and in attract mode.

    As far as I know, the 330 MEGA means absolutely nothing, and pro gear spec is just an arbitrary name for the addressing system used.

    John.

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