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    SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
    On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:

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    >
    > On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > >
    > > Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > On Fri, Mar 04 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > > The average user has learnt "rc1 == pre1". I don't expect that it
    > > > > matters much at all.
    > > >
    > > > The average user and lkml reader, perhaps. But I don't understand
    > > > why Linus refuses to use proper -preX/-rcX naming
    > >
    > > Me either. And because people just will insist on arbitrarily dinking with
    > > Cc: lines, he's not listening to us any more.
    >
    > I've long since decided that there's no point to making "-pre". What's the
    > difference between a "-pre" and a daily -bk snapshot? Really?
    >
    > So when I do a release, it _is_ an -rc. The fact that people have trouble
    > understanding this is not _my_ fault.

    What is this whole thread all about then?

    It might still be worth a try, especially since so many people are
    convinced this is the way to go (your fault or not is not the point).


    Nicolas
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