Re: This is really Ridiculous

Brian M Grunkemeyer (
Sun, 28 Jul 1996 22:44:13 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpts from internet.computing.linux-kernel: 27-Jul-96 Re: This is
really Ridiculous by Michael E. Chastain@dura
> 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.

The current versioning scheme seems adequate to me, but I think 2.0 was
released prematurely. More thorough testing was needed in the end of
the 1.3 series, er, excuse me, the 1.99/pre2.0 series.

Is there some automated way to make sure all different possible
configurations (or at least a frequently-used subset of those) will
If Linus would only test the code to make sure it compiles in different
configurations, that would catch many of the stupid little "bugs" we
always see.