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    Phoronix: Linus Torvalds Still Deciding Linux 3.20 vs. Linux 4.0

    Linus Torvalds is still deciding when to bump the kernel version to Linux 4.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Linux-4.0-Poll

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    I dont understand why they use this versioning scheme if it does not fit the purpose. Why major version gets bumped if there are no big/breaking changes is beyond me. Confusing numbers is lame excuse... Since kernel development is incremental why dont they just adopt same version numbering like ff/chrome/systemd...

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    • #3
      Why not something radical like 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 5.10, 6.0, 6.2... and so on

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dungeon View Post
        Why not something radical like 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 5.10, 6.0, 6.2... and so on
        Or year.month which actually makes some sense.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bitman View Post
          I dont understand why they use this versioning scheme if it does not fit the purpose. Why major version gets bumped if there are no big/breaking changes is beyond me. Confusing numbers is lame excuse... Since kernel development is incremental why dont they just adopt same version numbering like ff/chrome/systemd...
          It does actually make sense if you think about like this.....

          Adding up all the changes between 3.0 and 3.20 accumulates to a ton of change. It's the accumulation of change that warrants the major version change.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by magika View Post
            Or year.month which actually makes some sense.
            Those are year.month, just shortenend... remember Linus does not like big numbers like 3.20 This way he will see big second number once or twice per year.
            Last edited by dungeon; 13 February 2015, 11:15 AM.

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            • #7
              Indeed year.month would make much more sense.

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                • #9
                  I voted 3.20. Let's make it 4.0 after 3.29.

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                  • #10
                    @dh04000

                    Who cares, you asked? Egomaniac whose kernel carries his name

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