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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
Andrew Morton wrote:
> 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.

You are missing where the backporting is.

If the time between big merges increases, as with this proposal, then
the distance between local dev trees and linux-2.6 increases.

With that distance, breakages like the 64-bit resource struct stuff
become more painful.

I like my own "ongoing dev tree, ongoing stable tree" proposal a lot
better. But then, I'm biased :)


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