Posted May 24, 2011 21:01 UTC (Tue) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
In reply to: No 2.7 ? by alspnost
Parent article: 2.8.0?
But there aren't development branches any more, so the reason for skipping 2.7 no longer exists. There actually was a 2.5 branch, even if it was the development branch. If Linus jumps to 2.8, there won't be any 2.7 series at all!
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.