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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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