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SubjectRe: 2.6.19 -mm merge plans

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> wrote:

> I think the "big merges in the first two weeks, and a -rc1 after, and
> no new code after that" rule has been working because it brought
> everybody in on the same page.

yeah. I dont really support the even/odd release thing because even the
old 1.2/1.3/2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 scheme _always_ confused non-insiders.
Sometimes i saw it confuse people who already understood the GPL ;-)
Furthermore it would just dillute our version numbers to encode some
information that "-rc1" indicates just as well. Insiders know perfectly
well that when -rc1 is released the merge window is closed. And what
causes -rc elongation is usually not the lack of communication towards
users or lack of testing but the lack of fixing power ...

Ingo
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