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Thread: Linux 2.6.36-rc1 Kernel Released

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    Fedora is messing with testing of 34 kernel on 13 right now and is using 35 on 14. But they could switch to 36 at end of beta or do like 13 and test it out mid release and include it as final updates to eol. Which is pretty slick. I intalled a defunk one and it connected and updated everything to right at end of support. I was shocked.

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    Is there any good reason for linux to continue the 2.6.xxx versioning scheme nowdays? The major version numbers seem to have little meaning anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Is there any good reason for linux to continue the 2.6.xxx versioning scheme nowdays? The major version numbers seem to have little meaning anymore.
    They really don't have any meaning:
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus
    ... I think the time-based releases (ie the "2 weeks of merge window
    until -rc1, followed by roughly two months of stabilization") has been so
    successful that I'd prefer to skip the version numbering model too. We
    don't do releases based on "features" any more, so why should we do
    version _numbering_ based on "features"?

    For example, I don't see any individual feature that would merit a jump
    from 2.x to 3.x or even from 2.6.x to 2.8.x. So maybe those version jumps
    should be done by a time-based model too - matching how we actually do
    releases anyway.

    So if the version were to be date-based, instead of releasing 2.6.26,
    maybe we could have 2008.7 instead. Or just increment the major version
    every decade, the middle version every year, and the minor version every
    time we make a release. Whatever.
    http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Kernel_R...umbering_Redux

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