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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.29
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Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 24. März 2009 schrieb Linus Torvalds:
>> This obviously starts the merge window for 2.6.30, although as usual,
>> I'll probably wait a day or two before I start actively merging.
>
> It would be very nice, if you could start with a commit to Makefile,
> that reflects the new series: e.g.:

If you have a git checkout, you can easily do this yourself:

git checkout -b 2.6.30-rc master
sed -i "/^SUBLEVEL/ s/29/30/; /^EXTRAVERSION/ s/$/ -rc0/" Makefile
git add Makefile
git commit -m "Mark as -rc0"

Then to get latest git head:

git checkout master
git pull
git rebase master 2.6.30-rc

When Linus releases -rc1, the rebase will signal a conflict on that commit
and you can just 'git rebase --skip' it.

Instead of sed you can also just edit the Makefile of course, or you can
go the other way and create a simple script that automatically increases
the existing sublevel by 1. I just do this manually, given that it's only
needed once per three months or so.

Using a branch is something I do anyway as I almost always have a few
minor patches on top of git head for various reasons.

Cheers,
FJP
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