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    SubjectRe: Linux 3.0-rc1
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    On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 18:30 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > Now, my alpha-maleness sadly does not actually extend to all the
    > scripts and Makefile rules, so the kernel is fighting back, and is
    > calling itself 3.0.0-rc1. We'll have the usual 6-7 weeks to wrestle it
    > into submission, and get scripts etc cleaned up, and the final release
    > should be just "3.0". The -stable team can use the third number for
    > their versioning.

    So a bit of bike shedding :-)

    Why don't we just keep the 3 digits ? You release 3.x.0 and Greg
    increments the last one ?

    That means existing tools don't break, and number of digits doesn't
    change all the time anymore, less likely to get wrong...

    Cheers,
    Ben.




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