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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.32-rc3
On Mon, 2009-10-05 at 21:57 -0400, Len Brown wrote:
> > do you mean -rc2 as in the Makefile (ie really -rc1) or -rc2 as in the
> > tagged release.
> We have a similar problem with the period between, say, 2.6.X and
> 2.6.Y-rc1. The Makefile still says 2.6.X, yet during the 2.6.Y
> merge window the tree is very different from 2.6.X.
> This confuses things like my scripts that take a source tree tarball,
> and (re)generate config files for build testing based on the tags
> in the Makefile. There is no way for the scripts to know the
> post 2.6.X tree not the same as 2.6.X itself, the new configs
> overwrite the old, overwrite the old results etc.
> I think that BenH also had troubles with this issue and pointed
> it out a while back, but you were not convinced at the time that
> it was a problem worth solving.
> This could be clarified if you update Makefile on the 1st commit
> after 2.6.X is frozen to simply be 2.6.Y-merge or 2.6.Y-rc0
> or something. Anything but 2.6.X.

I have seen this request many times and it seems to make perfect sense.
The first commit applied after a release should change the version
number to "something" - and "" sounds as good as anything
else that has been proposed so far.


Dirk Hohndel
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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