On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 03:03:42PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
So, what will we do in the future? Can we (after F7 is out and
rolls again) please switch to something less confusing where version
somehow allows normal users to clearly see what kernel they got? And one
that doesn't confuse outside modules? Something like
How does this help up until rc1 ?
For example right now, upstream is 2.6.21-git2, yet there's
14MB of patches already, (and much more to come before .22rc1)
so it's clearly not .21 and is likely to break anything
that relies upon kernel interfaces not changing vs .21
and it's not .22 either yet.
the package versioning isn't whats relevant here, it's the
versioning in version.h that broken external drivers
insist on comparing against instead of comparing against
#defines to check for features.
Finally, there are cases where we'll change a prototype
of a function in Fedora vs upstream when we backport
something early, or develop some new feature etc, so
just matching the version number isn't a panacea anyway.