Re: Kernel version : what about s.yy.ww.tt scheme ?
From: el es
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 06:39:02 EST
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.
> -stable usually overlaps with master. But I don't like version
> numbers long as binutils and "22.214.171.124.01" 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
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 ;)
Lukasz (btw sorry I forgot to sign myself last time ;)
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