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SubjectRe: Kernel Releases
Dan Kegel wrote:


> 2.4.x should continue to use -preY.
> There's no need for a -rcY as some have suggested.
> All we need to do to avoid messes like the 2.4.15 debacle
> is to insist that a 2.4.X-preY should not be
> released as final 2.4.X until the pre's been out for a week,
> and there should never be any changes introduced into a final
> that didn't cook for a week as a pre.


I don't see the difference between a -rc that has cooked for a week,
and a -pre that has cooked for a week, except that -rc sounds more
like "this is *maybe* the next stable kernel", whereas -pre still
sounds "beta".

That said, I think the week long delay is a *good* idea.

François





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