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    SubjectRe: Kernel version : what about s.yy.ww.tt scheme ?
    On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:38 AM, el es <el_es_cr@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    > Jan Engelhardt <jengelh <at> medozas.de> writes:
    >
    >> >The scheme to be s.yy.ww.tt, 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.
    >>
    >> Interesting idea.
    >>
    >
    > Thanks :)
    >
    >> -stable usually overlaps with master. But I don't like version
    >> numbers long as binutils and "2.8.30.9.01" have.
    >
    > Yes, master and stable accumulate the same patches, I know. Only master takes
    > new code, whereas -stable does not.
    >
    > This however tells how long did it take to produce the -stable release out of
    > Linus's release ;) And it does not break the current habits - just abuses them a
    > bit ;)
    > And tells you how long the version was around there without another -stable
    > release too. Just by looking onto the version string, quick, sortable in
    > meaningful way, all sorts of pluses there ;)
    >
    > IMO, the kernel is so mature already, and the development is so fast, and the
    > changes not always so fundamental, that the version in the old sense becomes
    > irrelevant - it is not the 2.4->2.6 transition days any more ;)
    >
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > Lukasz (btw sorry I forgot to sign myself last time ;)
    >
    >
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