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    SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
    On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 23:46:22 -0500
    Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:

    > If Linus/DaveM really don't like -pre/-rc naming, I think 2.6.x.y is
    > preferable to even/odd.

    All of these arguments are circular. If people think that even/odd
    will devalue odd releases, guess what 2.6.x.y will do? By that line
    of reasoning nobody will test 2.6.x just the same as they aren't
    testing 2.6.x-rc* right now.

    I think they will test the odd releases, because as a real release
    they will get slashdot/lwn.net/etc. announcements.

    That's one of the major things the -rc's don't get. Maybe it gets
    a reference in lwn.net's weekly kernel article, but mostly kernel
    geeks read those and that's not who we want testing -rc's (such
    geeks already are doing so).

    It has to be a "real" release. That does have an impact. However,
    I am ambivalent about how to make them real. Even/odd, 2.6.x.y,
    either is fine with me.
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