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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
> IMO too confusing.

2.6.even: bugfixes only
2.6.odd: bugfixes and features.

That doesn't even confuse me!

> Developers right now are sitting on big piles, and pushing that back
> even further means every odd release means you are creating a
> 2.4.x/2.5.x backport situation every two releases.

No, there is no backporting. If you have a bug, fix it in 2.6.12-pre.
There is no need to maintain that bugfix in your 2.6.13-candidate tree.

It's still a linear progression of kernel trees. The only thing which
changes is the types of patches which we put into even releases.
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