On Tuesday 2008-07-15 22:43, Adrian Bunk wrote:The 2.6. prefix is like with X which is version 11 for 20 years and still counting.
Or like with X11R6, that became X11R7 after 11 years, there might be
in a few years some big change that will warrant a 2.8 or 3.0 (the
rewrite of the kernel in Visual Basic .NET ;-) ).
Jumping the major number would really require some big flag day.
What was it that made the jump from 1.x to 2.0?
(Some ABI change w.r.t. binaries -- ELF becoming standard maybe?)