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I love the version number

I love the version number

Posted Apr 5, 2013 19:54 UTC (Fri) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Parent article: Stable kernels 3.8.6, 3.4.39, and 3.0.72

I think the version 3.8.6 is quite evocative.


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I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 0:22 UTC (Sat) by cry_regarder (subscriber, #50545) [Link]

How old will we be when 6.8.6 comes out?

I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 22:47 UTC (Sat) by yann.morin.1998 (subscriber, #54333) [Link]

> How old will we be when 6.8.6 comes out?

Given that Linus has said that he would increase the major number when the patch-level would become stupidly too large, and that happened at .40 for the 2.6 series, we still have that much releases until v6.8:

v3.8..v3.39 -> 31 releases
v4.0..v4.39 -> 40 "
v5.0..v5.39 -> 40 "
v6.0..v6.8 -> 9 "
Total : 120 releases

Let's assume we'll maintain a roughly-3-month schedule between releases, that's 360 months until 6.8 is released. Lets give it a few more months (3) for its .6 stable release, that's a whooping 30 years and 3 months.

So, I don't know how old you'll be, but I should be in my late 60s when linux 6.8.6 eventually gets out... :-/

As for our Benevolent Dictator... ;-)

Regards,
Yann.

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 2:22 UTC (Sat) by naptastic (guest, #60139) [Link]

(How long have you been waiting to post this?)

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 2:33 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

I'm still waiting for Linux 3.11

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 13:02 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

Yes, but will it have support for workgroups?

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 20:44 UTC (Sat) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205) [Link]

It would be fun if 'workgroup' became a synonym for 'cgroup' starting in Linux 3.11.

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 20:16 UTC (Sat) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630) [Link]

I started using Linux in 1996, so quite a long time. :)

It's fun to say "I run Linux 3.8.6 for x86_64!"

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 8, 2013 11:09 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

I find it more amusing that you can also run it on ARM.

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 8, 2013 20:27 UTC (Mon) by edeloget (subscriber, #88392) [Link]

I find the lack of i386 support in Linux 3.8.6 disturbing.

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 9, 2013 21:28 UTC (Tue) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

It's a new fad. Chrome is called Chrome because it tries to minimize chrome, Blink is called Blink because it does not support blink thus of course Linux 3.8.6 does not support 386! Works as intended!

Will Linux 4.8.6 drop 486 support, too? Time will tell...

Re: I love the version number

Posted Apr 11, 2013 3:35 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165) [Link]

More to the point, will 3.8.7 drop FPU support?


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