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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.9-rc1
    * Linus Torvalds:

    > On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Matt Mackall wrote:
    >> Phew, I was worried about that. Can I get a ruling on how you intend
    >> to handle a x.y.z.1 to x.y.z.2 transition? I've got a tool that I'm
    >> looking to unbreak. My preference would be for all x.y.z.n patches to
    >> be relative to x.y.z.
    > Hmm.. I have no strong preferences. There _is_ obviously a well-defined
    > ordering from x.y.z.1 -> x.y.z.2 (unlike the -rcX releases that don't have
    > any ordering wrt the bugfixes), so either interdiffs or whole new full
    > diffs are totally "logical". We just have to chose one way or the other,
    > and I don't actually much care.

    It would be slightly more consistent to diff .2 against .1 because
    this is what already happens when a new x.y.z release is published.
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