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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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