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Old 04-08-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Linux Kernel numbering

I see that the linux kernel is getting numbered differently. I understand there won't be a 2.7.x development kernel now, correct?

So is the supposed to be considered stable? If you want a stable one are you supposed to wait for 2.6.12?

I remember there was a lot of talk on slashdot, but I couldn't remember how it got worked out in the end.
Old 04-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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The original scheme Linus Torvalds had was that a kernel with the second number being odd was a development kernel. So:

2.7.x would be a development tree


2.8.x would be the stable tree

I think Linus has recently ditched this scheme and decided to release stable kernels under any numbering scheme as he sees fit.


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