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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> If the users wouldn't even have to know, why do it? Who will benefit
> from this, then?

They don't _have_ to know. But both users and developers can take
advantage of this to time their patches.

> I think a better approach, and one which is already working out well in
> practice, is to put "more intrusive" features into -mm first, and only
> migrate them into 2.6.x when they have 'stabilized'.

That wouldn't change. But we still have the issue of "they have to be
released sometime". This makes it clear to everybody when to merge, and
when to calm down.

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