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No 2.7 ?
Posted May 23, 2011 22:16 UTC (Mon) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
Posted May 23, 2011 22:20 UTC (Mon) by alspnost (guest, #2763)
Posted May 24, 2011 8:09 UTC (Tue) by gilboa (guest, #23856)
Posted May 24, 2011 21:01 UTC (Tue) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
Of course, if he jumps to 2.8, then he's got the option of restarting the development branches, starting with 2.9, whereas if he makes 2.7 a release branch, it pretty much commits the project to not using odd-numbered development branches for a long time. So if he wants to keep that option open, jumping to 2.8 makes sense, but otherwise, it seems pointless and a bit weird.
Posted May 25, 2011 11:01 UTC (Wed) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted May 25, 2011 11:42 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Actually there was...
Posted May 24, 2011 6:47 UTC (Tue) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
But I suppose something similar happened between IPv4 and IPv6, there never was a genuine v5.
Yes and no. IPv5 was fringe experimental protocol (and it was not actually called IPv5 but it's authors), but it still took the slot. There are nothing to do this for Linux: AFAICS 2.7 was never used by anyone.
Posted May 24, 2011 21:07 UTC (Tue) by Wol (guest, #4433)
It was invoked by our friendly legal clowns the SCOG people, who complained that it was one of the versions of linux that infringed their precious eye pee.
Have they shown this version to the world?
Posted May 25, 2011 6:00 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
I think only pointer to the version 2.7 exist. They just used time machine to fine complaint and missed correct time frame. That's why they lost: Linux currently does not infringe but it will.
To not escalate time paradox any further we must create version 2.7 ASAP.
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