Posted May 25, 2011 10:35 UTC (Wed) by danielos (subscriber, #6053)
In reply to: Date based by pflugstad
Parent article: 2.8.0?
Yes, but it says nothing about technology, or shouldn't be said nothing? It is a software component, it is not a distribution.
However there are so many technological change and improvements between version that i could not increase the more significative digit, and the least is too less...
In my opinion if Linus thinks that progressive change has lead to a technological gap that make, say, 2.6.12 a totally different thing than 2.6.40, and most developer (and user, say C developer) feel the same, it is ok to switch to 2.8.0
.. Maybe there is a bit of marketing, but it make sense