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    SubjectRe: From 2.4 to 2.6 to 2.7?
    On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 10:07:21AM -0400, Byron Stanoszek wrote:
    > Well, we just haven't had anything big enough to merit an increase in the
    > minor number lately. I nominate the removal of the BKL as one such feature,
    > based on the sheer work required and how many modules you'll need to touch
    > to
    > do so. In fact, it would be the natural conclusion to a 2.x series that
    > highlighted SMP as its primary new feature.
    > But it's hard now to predict future milestones, or when an overall paradigm
    > shift might happen. In those cases you'll want to give Linux a bright new
    > announcement to the world, instead of it being "just another standard year
    > of
    > kernel development".
    > Remember, you used to have versions called 1.3.100 before -- and they seemed
    > perfectly normal back then. I personally like how we're still on 2.y.z
    > numbers
    > compared to all of the other OSes (Solaris 11, HP-UX 11) makes Linux
    > still
    > feel young, showing how much better it can get ;-)
    > So I vote for releasing by "features" still, and keep the current numbering
    > scheme. Who knows when the next big idea will pop up that's worthy of 3.0.0.

    Didn't HP-UX 11 come out around a decade ago? Did they stop

    Len Sorensen

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