Re: This is really Ridiculous (fwd)

root (
27 Jul 1996 16:32:07 -0700

In article <>, Paul Matthews wrote:
>Jim Nance writes:
> > Forwarded message:
> > > From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain <>
> > >
> > > 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.

Educated guess: The developers are introducing source errors in the
code on purpose.