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    Subject[RFC] Kernel naming convention in the merge phase
    Hi all,

    i wonder about the Kernel naming convention in the merge phase before
    the -rc1 is officially tagged by Linus.

    Won't it be more precisely to name the current snapshot
    2.6.26-merge-git16 instead of 2.6.25-git16?

    It is not that i would suggest to have a new git tag in this merge phase
    but only the Makefile should be changed at the beginning of this phase
    to identify the ongoing work for the 2.6.26:

    diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
    index d3634cd..b8c85a4 100644
    --- a/Makefile
    +++ b/Makefile
    @@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
    VERSION = 2
    -SUBLEVEL = 25
    -NAME = Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it
    +SUBLEVEL = 26
    +EXTRAVERSION = -merge
    +NAME = unnamed

    # To see a list of typical targets execute "make help"

    Introducing the new '-merge' version _that_ early helps to avoid the
    version confusion in /lib/modules and also allows people to work with
    kernel version depended stuff in a very early phase.


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