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SubjectRe: On Linux numbering scheme
On 10/22/2010 04:00 AM, Al Viro wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 07:06:23PM -0500, kevin granade wrote:
>
>> Any particular reason not to continue the date-oriented format and
>> have the third number be the numerical representation of the month
>> rather than an incrementing numbering of the releases? It would still
>> be monotonically increasing, which is the only requirement, right?
>
> Why do we need to change it, anyway?

Agreed. These days, I use just the last digit, as in kernel 36, in
casual contexts. It's a number as good as any other. I don't think
it needs to be changed actively. If the 2.6. prefix is bothering,
just use the last number and maybe that will become semi-official in
the future, or maybe not. Doesn't really matter.

--
tejun


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