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    SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.21.0111261351160.13786-100000@freak.distro.conectiva>
    By author: Marcelo Tosatti <>
    In newsgroup:
    > No. Just the -pre-final is a -pre-final. :)
    > -pre-final basically means that this is the "candidate" release for the
    > final.
    > I could call it "candidate" or whatever (I don't really care about the
    > name).

    That's what a release candidate is. Expect the possibility that you
    might have more than one release candidate.

    The -rc scheme proposed seems very clean indeed.

    Oh, and yes, if you settle on a naming scheme, *please* let me know
    ahead of time so I can update the scripts to track it, rather than
    finding out by having hundreds of complaints in my mailbox...

    <> at work, <> in private!
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