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    SubjectRe: Distinguishing releases from pre-rc snapshots
    On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 10:45:17PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
    > On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 22:34 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
    > > On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 10:22:43PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
    > >
    > > > It would be nice to establish a rule to increment the version number
    > > > immediately after the kernel release and have a suffix to indicate that
    > > > it's a pre-rc version. "rc0" is my personal favorite.
    > >
    > > fwiw, rc0 is also what the Fedora kernel uses for versioning when we're
    > > shipping pre-rc1 kernels.
    > Thanks! I didn't think of the possibility of anyone distributing
    > precompiled kernels from the "pre-rc" window, but if Fedora does it
    > (hopefully for beta-testers only), it should be absolutely clear that
    > it's not just a release with some minor fixes.

    yeah, this is just in our 'development' pool (also known as 'rawhide')
    Proper releases only ever get full point releases + -stable as updates.


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