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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 03:25:24PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> > David Weinehall wrote:
> >
> > >>
> > >>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.
> > >
> >
> >
> > 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+...

Ok, then I'll do likewise.

Linus, Alan?


Regards: David Weinehall
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