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    SubjectKernel version : what about scheme ?
    inspired by the bikeshed painting contest, I got the following idea :

    The scheme to be, that is :

    s - series, as it is now (freedom to Linus to bump it to 3 when BKL is removed
    for example ;) )

    yy - two (in a hundred years, three) digits of the year

    Now the interesting part begins which is

    ww - the number of the week of the release. This will be between 1 and 52 (53)

    tt - the number of the week of stable release. As above.

    I see it like :

    Take a hypotetical new-scheme 2.8.30 release (roughly the current 2.6.26, didn't
    count these weeks). Linus starts to accumulate patches for 2.8.30-rcX as usual,
    and when he is ready to release, puts the release week number instead of 30 -
    let's assume it is a 2.8.40 then, more or less. By the time, the stable team
    produces 2.8.30.[32,34,36,38,40 and so on]. If the weeks leap into the next
    year, stable team puts e.g. (yy.ww). This scheme would reflect the
    fast pace of development quite good, and also have the information, when the
    code in question was produced actually. I think the weekly granularity is quite
    good idea anyway.

    What do you think ?

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