Re: From 2.4 to 2.6 to 2.7?

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Jul 19 2008 - 17:56:52 EST

On Saturday 2008-07-19 22:56, david@xxxxxxx wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jul 2008, Craig Milo Rogers wrote:
>> On 08.07.19, Rene Herman wrote:
>>> Really, find me a single Linux developer who wouldn't try just a
>>> little bit harder for a big 3.0 release. This is still a
>>> community, not yet a boring office schedule...
>> I'm afraid that the allure of 3.0 would mean that everyone
>> would want to get their shiny new subsystem/scheduler
>> rewrite/bootstrap file format change/whatever incorporated into it

Which is why it should not be announced early, but happen
spontaenously at Linus's discretion, right after the last -rc.

>> it, resulting in a protracted integration period and an unstable
>> system. According to this line of thought, Linus should simply
>> announce version 3.0 with no forewarning...
> not to mention that people would avoid it becouse it would be a .0
> release and therefor perceived as being unstable (and for the
> reasons that Craig lists, they would probably be right)

Maybe we should also start skipping on numbers like 2.x.4, 2.x.13,
and 2.6.66.
"What's in a number?"
Maybe we should only ever release 2.<odd>.0 to show that there is
nothing bad about being an <odd> or a .0 release.
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