Subject: Re: Tangent: Current-kernel revision naming...
To: Greywolf <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/15/2000 19:08:47
># >On the naming convention for releases, should we perhaps start calling
># >them Major.Minor.Patchlevel.NumericRelease?  Or would it be too confusing
># >to reference 1.4S as (vs 1.4.1)?
># it should probably be actually be, but i'm not sure it'll be
># a popular idea.  :)
>I figure because 1.4S does NOT branch off 1.4.1, but rather
>off 1.4 as a development branch.  The reason I thought it would be mis-
>leading is because would appear to be a lesser rev than
>1.4.1, even though 1.4.*0*, specifically (vs 1.4) could be taken as a
>current version.

actually...1.4.1 (aka branches off 1.4 (aka, and 1.4
(aka continues on as 1.4A (aka and 1.4B (aka, etc.  but it would really look funny.

>The alternative is to release as major.minor.numeric.patchlevel, so
>what is now 1.4.1 would be called, and 1.4.1 would be the branch
>from current, but that's not entirely sensible either.

i thought that was what i said.  <scratches head>

>[I'm sorry -- I guess it is kind of silly.]

sort of.  :)

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