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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 04:18:02PM -0500, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> Why not just disguard this sillyness of alphabetic characters in version
> numbers... Just carry through the same structure used by major/minor:
> I.e.
>
> 2.0.39 < released 2.0.39
> 2.0.39.1.1 < first development snapshot of the kernel which will eventually
> be 2.0.40
> 2.0.39.1.2 < second
> 2.0.39.1.n < Nth
> 2.0.39.2.1 < first RC
> 2.0.39.2.2 < second RC
> 2.0.39.3.1 < opps! Development went too long and we had to break feature
> freeze to add important features.
> 2.0.39.4.1 < Trying to stablize again
> 2.0.39.4.2 < a few more bugs fixxed
> 2.0.40 < Looks like 2.0.39.4.2 got it right!

Some people may find this more "logical", but imho most will find it
confusing... It's already difficult to inform someone about the
(number).(even|odd).(release)-(patch|pre-final) scheme. I'm more into
-pre: added some features, bugfixes etc...
-fc : feature-freeze, only bugfixes
and having some time (f.i. 48h) between the last -fc and the "real" release
(without having a single addendum to the ChangeLog).
Just my 2 cents,
Sven Vermeulen

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