Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 24th May 2011 14:38 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Linux "So far. we have seen 39 development cycles of Linux 2.6 and the 40th is about to start. However, Linux 2.6.39 might be the end of the Linux 2.6 series. In an email, Linus Torvalds wrote that the numbers are becoming too big and he might [be] thinking of giving the next release a version number of 2.8.0. [...] In the ensuing discussion, Torvalds wrote that a version number of 3.0 is also a strong possibility", as a natural way to introduce a new numbering scheme where odd numbers are also used for stable releases and feature releases increment the second digit.
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RE: date based
by Alfman on Tue 24th May 2011 21:09 UTC in reply to "date based"
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"There also some prominent linux'rs that propose the date based version number scheme... like Linux 2011/11/25"

That's what I use to label my software releases. The numbers aren't usually meaningful anyways, today software gets updated with new features all the time.

Version numbers often seem to be more about marketing than anything else.

But please don't use '/' characters!

How about "Linux 2011-11-25-mainline-stable"?
For typical users, who couldn't care less, it might be truncated to "Linux winter 2011", would this be bad?

A: Is your hardware supported under Linux?
B: Yes, a driver is available for Linux 2011, September and up.

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