You nailed it on the head there. AMD has duplicated their Windows release schedule on Linux, and it simply doesn't work for that platform.
Originally Posted by Kano
There are way to many bugs that pop up on linux, and then take 3 months to get fixed - it would be better to just release the driver every 3 months to begin with.
And likewise, new kernel/x support is always 3 months late as well - if AMD didn't have to release a new version every single month they could focus on working ahead to get support out for new versions around when the software is actually released rather than forcing everyone to wait for it.