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SubjectRe: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change
Please don't use time indications inside kernel versions, it just gets confusing
(even more so if you use yy mm dd).


On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:05:32 +0000 (UTC)
el es <el_es_cr@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> el es <el_es_cr <at> yahoo.co.uk> writes:
>
> >
> > H. Peter Anvin <hpa <at> zytor.com> writes:
> >
> > >
> > > el es wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > - informative : the ww and tt numbers are the week numbers of when the
> > > > actual release HAPPENED, not when it is predicted.
>
> > > Which really sucks for dealing with future releases.
> > >
> >
> > Why ?
> > What do you mean by 'future releases' ?
>
> Oh, I just read your suggestion to move on with 3, 4 and so on. To keep it
> simple.
>
> How about adopting your scheme (simple counter) with mine (yy.ww.tt) ?
>
> Speaking on my own, I think that some indication of WHEN the release actually
> happened, encoded in the version number, IS desirable. I'm not a developer (my
> field is far, far away) but personally I find the suggestions to put full year
> figure in front, grossly disturbing everything we accustomed to ;)
>
> OR.
> If in my idea, we drop the .tt bit, hence, we declare, that the stable team just
> continues the work on the released version, like
>
> - 2.08.41 is the currently released 2.6.27,
> - developers continue on 2.08.41-rcX, which gets promoted to 3.yy.ww when
> released and so on,
> - meanwhile the stable team releases 2.08.[42..52], 2.09.[01..52] and so on.
>
> Being an indication of continuity.
> As well as a revolution too ;)
> > >
> >
> > Lukasz
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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