Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 30th May 2011 06:37 UTC
Linux Well this makes a change. Linus Torvalds has announced that the next version of the Linux Kernel release is to be '3.0'. "I decided to just bite the bullet, and call the next version 3.0. It will get released close enough to the 20-year mark, which is excuse enough for me, although honestly, the real reason is just that I can no longer comfortably count as high as 40."
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Wasted oportunity.
by baryluk on Mon 30th May 2011 16:27 UTC
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They could at least remove some deprecated APIs and ABIs. Or some ancient stuff like Vesa Local Bus for example.

So they changed number from 2.6.40 to 3.0, and what will be next? 3.0.1 or 3.1 ? I think there will be lots of scripts, build scripts, and other things in the world which will break. I really do not see what was wrong with continuing 2.6.x series. And do 3.0 only if some important ABI change will happen (like removing most of syscalls, and leaving only modern ones).

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