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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
At 3:25 PM -0200 11/26/01, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > Consistency is a Very Good Thing[TM] (says the one who tries to teach
>> scripts to understand the naming.) The advantage with the -rc naming is
>> that it avoids the -pre5, -pre6, -pre-final, -pre-final-really,
>> -pre-final-really-i-mean-it-this-time phenomenon when the release
>> candidate wasn't quite worthy, you just go -rc1, -rc2, -rc3. There is no
>> shame in needing more than one release candidate.
>
>Agreed. I stick with the -rc naming convention for 2.4+...

A quibble: "release" seems an odd word to choose for a Linux kernel.
Since we're calling the target kernel "final", how about -fc1,
-fc2...?
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/Jonathan Lundell.
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