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Time for a new kernel major version?

Time for a new kernel major version?

Posted Apr 10, 2010 14:39 UTC (Sat) by goeran (subscriber, #151)
Parent article: The end for Video4Linux1

Maybe removal of binary interfaces should be is for a major release? Name the next kernel 3.0 where this, and maybe other obsolete interfaces, are removed! New functionality is added continuously, and there will probably never be a "major" step in that sense. But cleaning out of obsolete stuff could make sense to distinguish like this?

Or at least a 2.7 series, which drops compatibility with 2.6. That would be another way to give back some meaning to the first two numbers in the kernel version number.

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