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[5]: <animal> <integer>
by ephracis on Tue 24th May 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: <animal> <integer>"
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Of course libraries and anything exposing any sort of API matters since you (should) use a scheme to demonstrate ABI or API breakage.

But the above commenter was talking about the Chrome (and thus application) version numbers.

If we stay on topic, I am wondering if Linus will change the scheme for Linux. Since Linux exposes APIs the scheme matters.

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