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    Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> said:
    > On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > > > 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 consider the VM and IO improvements one of the most important things
    > that happened in the past 5 years - and it's definitely something that
    > users will notice. Finally we have a top-notch VM and IO subsystem (in
    > addition to the already world-class networking subsystem) giving
    > significant improvements both on the desktop and the server - the jump
    > from 2.4 to 2.5 is much larger than from eg. 2.0 to 2.4.

    But is is as large as the jump from 1.2.x to 2.0.x?

    > I think due to these improvements if we dont call the next kernel 3.0 then
    > probably no Linux kernel in the future will deserve a major number. In 2-4
    > years we'll only jump to 3.0 because there's no better number available
    > after 2.8. That i consider to be ... boring :) [while kernel releases are
    > supposed to be a bit boring, i dont think they should be _that_ boring.]

    What is wrong with 2.10, or 2.256 for that matter?
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