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Old 10-21-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
dar_beh_dar
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Info on Linux kernel source versioning and release system


Hi everyone,

I've recently hit some confusion regarding the system/logic underlying the release and the versioning of the Linux kernel sources, as well as the patches.

In other words info on:

* version numbers
* the 'rc' numbers that crop up here and there
* the patch numbering system and what it all means ( w.r.t. to
the LINUX kernel )
* stable releases ( and how to recognize one )
* development releases (how to recognize one from a stable one)


Where would one look for information on this topic?
 
Old 10-21-2009, 06:34 AM   #2
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As in most things to do with the kernel, the best place to start is the source tree. The top level has a README. Do so.
It will refer you to applying-patches.txt - it has (most of) what you're looking for.
 
  


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