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Old 05-11-2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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kernel versions


hi

could anyone advise me why there are nokernel versions that has a odd second number.
ie. there are no version 2.5 or 2.7 etc
 
Old 05-11-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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Originally, the odd numbers were used to identify development versions, while even numbers where used for stable versions.

In 2.6, that model changed and development is now done in the same release number.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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Actually, there were kernel versions for 2.5. This was the development cycle of kernels between 2.4 and 2.6.

It has changed now, as deemed by Linus Torvolds. You can read more about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_k...sion_numbering
 
Old 05-11-2006, 10:53 AM   #4
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thats great. thanks for help.
 
  


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