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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 10:12:50AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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...

I for one used the -pre and -pre-final naming for the v2.0.39-series,
and I'll probably use the same naming for the final pre-patch of
v2.0.40, _unless_ there's some sort of agreement on another naming
scheme. I'd be perfectly content with using the -rc naming for the
final instead. The important thing is not the naming itself, but
consistency between the different kernel-trees.

Regards: David Weinehall
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