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

>
>
> 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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