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    SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
    Rather than mixing problem and solution, let me just define the two 
    problems in this thread:


    1) There is no clear, CONSISTENT point where "bugfixes only" begins.
    Right now, it could be -rc2, -rc3, -rc4... who knows.

    We need to send a clear signal to users "this is when you can really
    start hammering it." A signal that does not change from release to
    release. A signal that does not require intimate knowledge of the
    kernel devel process.

    This is a key reason why we don't get more pre-release testing.


    2) After 2.6.11 release is out, there is no established process for "oh
    shit, 2.6.11 users will really want that fixed."


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    Linus's even/odd proposal is an example of a solution for problem #2, as
    is my 2.6.X.Y proposal.

    The 2.4.x series -pre/-rc is an example of a solution for problem #1.

    Jeff



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