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    SubjectRe: (Short?) merge window reminder
    On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 07:17:21PM -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:

    > > So I'm toying with 3.0 (and in that case, it really would be "3.0",
    > > not "3.0.0" - the stable team would get the third digit rather than
    > > the fourth one.
    > If we change from 2.6.X to 3.X, then if we don't change anything else,
    > then successive stable release will cause the LINUX_VERSION_CODE to be
    > incremented. This isn't necessary bad, but it would be a different
    > from what we have now.

    It will require another bunch of changes to scripts that try to make sense
    out of kernel Linux version numbers. It's a minor issue and we might be
    better off doing something else than version number magic. Not last a
    new major version number raises expectations - whatever those might be.


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