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    News - Linux 3.0 announced

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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    I wonder how many badly written scripts will fail when they don't see a version that is 2.6.x
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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    And there was me getting a little excited about major revisions and cool new features on the existing kernel.
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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    What exactly are 'random fixes'?

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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    And there was me getting a little excited about major revisions and cool new features on the existing kernel.
    Hmm, new features on a kernel I'm kinda cool about - prefer stability in my core OS.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    What exactly are 'random fixes'?
    Obviously the patch mechanism selected by the dumb bozo's who wrote the software I'm currently swearing at!
    Seriously, what LT means is that there's no great assault on the feature set, instead the usual collection of miscellaneous fixes that you would normally see for a kernel release. So if they decided to target (for example) memory management then that'd be "non random fixes".

    Think LT is probably right - the numbering is getting silly, e.g. the Ubuntu system I'm running at the moment is 2.6.32-32. However, given there's no new shiny features, perhaps his original suggestion of "2.8" would have made more sense?

    And I guess that at some point, some doofus going to say that you need "kernel 3.0" to run "Gnome 3.0"... sigh.

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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    But don't you need "kernel 3.0" to run .... oh wait....



    I have no problem with this overall, it's Linus' right and if it draws a focus on the kernal then it can't be bad.
    Certainly having a new whole number that doesnt scare everyone silly seems like a solid move to me.
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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    Personally I think it's a bit silly to have a new major release number based entirely on time rather than any significant feature changes, but, well, I don't particularly mind/care

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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I wonder how many badly written scripts will fail when they don't see a version that is 2.6.x
    Hopefully those badly written scripts are used only on the life support machines only for the poeple that write scripts like that
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    Re: News - Linux 3.0 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Personally I think it's a bit silly to have a new major release number based entirely on time rather than any significant feature changes, but, well, I don't particularly mind/care
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    To me, a major version number change should be reserved for when you've screwed up and seriously broken your API/ABI. Minor version for notable new features and revision number for bug fixes. But, it's Linus' baby, his to do as he wills.
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