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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Breakage anyway
by qbast on Mon 30th May 2011 09:22 UTC
qbast
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2010-02-08

Even just changing version number without any other big changes is likely to cause some problems. Any poorly written script that tries to check if kernel is newer than 2.x will break.

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RE: Breakage anyway
by sagum on Mon 30th May 2011 09:25 in reply to "Breakage anyway"
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2006-01-23

To be honest if they make such as simple mistake as a version check, I don't really want that software on my system. Just sayin'

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RE[2]: Breakage anyway
by jwwf on Mon 30th May 2011 17:07 in reply to "RE: Breakage anyway"
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2006-01-19

To be honest if they make such as simple mistake as a version check, I don't really want that software on my system. Just sayin'


How do you know that software you do currently want on your system doesn't contain latent errors? You might not actually want the software you want ;)

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RE: Breakage anyway
by Soulbender on Mon 30th May 2011 18:28 in reply to "Breakage anyway"
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2005-08-18

Write better scripts. It's not Linus job to make sure crappy scripts doesn't work.

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