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SubjectRe: Kernel version : what about s.yy.ww.tt scheme ?
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, el es wrote:

>>
>> also, causes trouble when stable releases cross a year boundary, or
>> when there are several ones in a week. The stable release should
>> only be a counter, not a date.
>>
>> Willy
>>
>>
>
> If there are more stable releases in a week, you could put a release counter
> after a dash, say : 2.08.30.40-[2...X]
>
> If stable continues to be used and leaps over to next year, put another .yy.ww
> section : 2.08.30.09.02
>
> OK I know that's long, but easy to expand if needed, just be sure to separate
> date pieces with dots and counters with dashes. Or...
>
> maybe use them the other way round - the current scheme uses counters separated
> by dots, so maybe the new could do ss.yy-ww-tt[[-yy]-ww][.X]] ? Like
> 2.08-30-40.2 ? 2.08-30-09-02.2 ? But this seems odd, even to me ;)

you are well past the point where the complexity overwelmes the
information you are providing.

does it really matter _exactly_ when a release was made?

David Lang


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