Re: This is really Ridiculous (fwd)

Paul Matthews (
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 12:48:09 -0400

Jim Nance writes:
> Forwarded message:
> > From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain <>
> > I think that some of the changes introduced since 2.0 were too big for a
> > 2.0 release.
> >
> > I also think that the version numbering scheme is inadequate. When
> > there are bug fixes applied to 2.0.N, the new version doesn't deserve to
> > be 2.0.N+1 right away. It should be 2.0.N+1.beta for a few days first.
> How about this. We create a directory for the 2.1 kernel series. The first
> thing we do in that directory is work out the bugs in current 2.0 kernels.
> When we have one that is stable, we move it back as 2.0.11.

What a great idea! I am really getting frustrated by the continued
problems. I don't mind working with pre-release software as long as I
know that's what it is; I would really be grateful to the Linux Kernel
guys if the new releases were tested a bit first.


Paul Matthews
McLean, VA