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    SubjectRe: New versioning scheme ? ( 2.6.8.1 )
    On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 04:04:09AM +0200, xerces8 wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > Can someone tell me why the ages old, established versioning scheme of
    > x.y.z was "abolished" and x.y.z.w was introduced ?

    Explanation in general:
    http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/3522
    (you may want to search within that page for "2.6.20.1" to jump to the
    meat of the explanation)

    Explanation of why 2.6.8.1 and not 2.6.9 in this particular case:
    http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/225784

    -Barry K. Nathan <barryn@pobox.com>

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