Re: [SPOILER] Don't read if you don't like spoilers !

From: Arne Thomassen (arneth@Pool.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE)
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 14:22:11 EST

> --->
> v2.4 directory
> <quote>
> No.
> It doesn't really exist yet.
> But I'll be gone for three weeks, and in the meantime there's a
> "2.4.0-test1" kernel here. It's not a real 2.4.0 release, but we should

In fact, it was Tigran Aivazian who already mentioned 2.4.0-test1 (e.g.
some hours ago - even without a "spoiler" warning... ;-)

Now the poor people to fix their scripts again. "finger" still gives:

    The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.2.15
    The latest beta version of the Linux kernel is: 2.3.99-pre9
    The latest prepatch (alpha) version *appears* to be: 2.3.99/10-3

Wasn't it bad enough to see 2.3.99pre9-pre5? Now we'll get
2.4.0-test2-pre1-pre4! :-) How about the idea (someone mentioned) to
release a 2.3.99 and then open a 2.3.100 tree? "2.4.0-test1" may look like
a marketing gag, and reading lkml makes me believe 2.4.0-final is still
some (a few) months away.

BTW it took quite long until the 2.4.0-test1 stuff got into the mirrors.
It appeared in the "main mirror" after several hours.
That happened _after_ I read Tigran's message... It's quite annoying to
see a certain kernel version appear at when Linus has
already released two more recent ones... :-) Would it be possible to speed
things up?

Best wishes

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