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SubjectRe: Kernel Releases
François Cami wrote:
>
> 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".

The difference between "this is *maybe* the next stable kernel"
and "just another beta" is very slippery. I don't object
to the -rc idea, but I don't think it's as valuable as all that.

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

It's the key to avoiding bad releases.
- Dan
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