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I love the version number

I love the version number

Posted Apr 6, 2013 22:47 UTC (Sat) by yann.morin.1998 (subscriber, #54333)
In reply to: I love the version number by cry_regarder
Parent article: Stable kernels 3.8.6, 3.4.39, and 3.0.72

> 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... ;-)


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