Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 08:36 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 3.0 has been released. Technically, the release of version 3.0 of the Linux kernel shouldn't be too eventful, since the jump in version number doesn't actually signify any huge change or whatever; the only reason behind the bump to 3.0 is to come to saner version numbering. Still, man, it's like, totally version 3 of the Linux kernel.
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Comment by static666
by static666 on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 09:42 UTC
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2006-06-09

So, the real major feature of 3.0 is in fact a build system that can cope with this new numbering scheme. ;)

Is there really anything that can be done in kernel worth a major 3.0.0 version number as per old numbering rules? Looks exactly like Solaris dropping 2.7 for 7.

Still I kinda hoped Linus would use that opportunity to introduce something revolutionary he might have been picking at in his basement, some kind of a skunk works project.

Now Linux 3 is going to make every headline but it is sad there is nothing to showcase. Another missed opportunity for Linux on the desktop publicity wise? ;)

Edited 2011-07-23 09:56 UTC

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RE: Comment by static666
by smitty on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 11:09 in reply to "Comment by static666"
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2005-10-13

Is there really anything that can be done in kernel worth a major 3.0.0 version number as per old numbering rules?

If you go by the old rules, nothing short of a complete rewrite would be worthy of moving to 3.0. Maybe changing to a microkernel design, or something like that.

Anything short of that would just be grounds for a 2.8.x series.

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RE: Comment by static666
by Delgarde on Sun 24th Jul 2011 21:58 in reply to "Comment by static666"
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2008-08-19

Looks exactly like Solaris dropping 2.7 for 7.


That's exactly what it is. Technically, it's just another release in the 2.6 series, but Linux and co figured that with the patch version getting to 40, it was time to do something different.

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