Please reply to debian-kernel as originally requested. On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 00:09 +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote: > OoO Lors de la soirée naissante du lundi 30 mai 2011, vers 18:52, Ben > Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> disait : > > > As you may have seen, the next version of the Linux kernel will be 3.0 > > (or 3.0.0). There is no significant API change; this just shortens the > > version string and marks the start of the third decade of Linux. > > Are we sure that the change won't be reverted later in the RC cycle? > This change will break a lot of software that rely on detecting the > kernel version to make some decisions. Then it was broken already. > Maybe the 3.0.0 could be released as 2.6.40 to avoid unnecessary breakages? I would strongly oppose doing such renumbering in Debian. It is possible that Linus changes the version back to that, but I doubt it. We could delay uploading it to unstable for a while if this is necessary to allow time for fixes to userland. (But I do not want to wait for the many OOT modules which will undoubtedly break.) Ben. > I do not mean not working on supporting 3.x numbering correctly as soon > as possible. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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