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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.

Dave

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