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    Hi,

    When the **** hits the fan, Linuxtoday.com
    used to carry a reasonable discussion thread. Not anymore?

    Greg K-H: Kernel Version Numbering Scheme Change
    http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2008101702535OSKN

    "LKML.org: "How about this proposal instead?

    We number the kernel based on the year, and the numbers of releases we
    have done this year:
    YEAR.NUMBER.MINOR_RELEASE"

    Where i posted the reply :

    "Subject : Kernel of the day

    What a brilliant idea! NOT

    A version number should always reflect the capabilities, API, blueprint
    and general design goals of a software package, and like wise a Linux
    kernel.

    The dude who brought this up most probably thinks Linux is a daily
    mumbling and uttering of thought in C code. He better should pack up
    his bags and start writing his own diary.

    Sometimes software is designed as evergreen, and surely doesn't need a
    TIMESTAMP as version number. A version suffix which reflects a
    TIMESTAMP should normally only be used inside a CVS programming
    environment.

    Robert
    --
    Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net"

    Then Fred Arnold got mad. He partially quoted my signature and wrote that
    I as a "bigshot RHCE" have no clue what I'm taking about, and should not
    harrass the good kernel coder. Upon which I _TRIED_ to reply :

    Subject: Re: Kernel of the Day

    Fred "Benedict" Arnold said :

    "So as a bigshot RHCE you don't even know who "this dude" is. I'd say
    your education is lacking, even though you're trying to sound like some
    kind of expert. His idea may or may not have merit, there's no need to
    be insulting. You should read the LKML thread, where actual kernel
    hackers discussed it. Funny how none of them felt the need to belittle
    anyone."

    So even if you care to quote my signature, why did you remove my
    website crashrecovery.org and email stock@stokkie.net ?

    although names do count, when it concerns something like Linux, there's
    limits to stupidity. I care about what happens with Linux, and if some
    hot shot coder carefully wants to screw Linux up, he has to nail my
    coffin first.

    Robert
    --
    Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net"

    But somehow Linuxtoday.com and Brian Profit have severe problems with
    publishing this second reply.

    --
    Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

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    ____/ Robert M. Stockmann on Monday 20 October 2008 19:17 : \____

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > When the **** hits the fan, Linuxtoday.com
    > used to carry a reasonable discussion thread. Not anymore?
    >
    > Greg K-H: Kernel Version Numbering Scheme Change
    > http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2008101702535OSKN
    >
    > "LKML.org: "How about this proposal instead?
    >
    > We number the kernel based on the year, and the numbers of releases we
    > have done this year:
    > YEAR.NUMBER.MINOR_RELEASE"
    >
    > Where i posted the reply :
    >
    > "Subject : Kernel of the day
    >
    > What a brilliant idea! NOT
    >
    > A version number should always reflect the capabilities, API, blueprint
    > and general design goals of a software package, and like wise a Linux
    > kernel.
    >
    > The dude who brought this up most probably thinks Linux is a daily
    > mumbling and uttering of thought in C code. He better should pack up
    > his bags and start writing his own diary.
    >
    > Sometimes software is designed as evergreen, and surely doesn't need a
    > TIMESTAMP as version number. A version suffix which reflects a
    > TIMESTAMP should normally only be used inside a CVS programming
    > environment.
    >
    > Robert
    > --
    > Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    > Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    > crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net"
    >
    > Then Fred Arnold got mad. He partially quoted my signature and wrote that
    > I as a "bigshot RHCE" have no clue what I'm taking about, and should not
    > harrass the good kernel coder. Upon which I _TRIED_ to reply :
    >
    > Subject: Re: Kernel of the Day
    >
    > Fred "Benedict" Arnold said :
    >
    > "So as a bigshot RHCE you don't even know who "this dude" is. I'd say
    > your education is lacking, even though you're trying to sound like some
    > kind of expert. His idea may or may not have merit, there's no need to
    > be insulting. You should read the LKML thread, where actual kernel
    > hackers discussed it. Funny how none of them felt the need to belittle
    > anyone."
    >
    > So even if you care to quote my signature, why did you remove my
    > website crashrecovery.org and email stock@stokkie.net ?
    >
    > although names do count, when it concerns something like Linux, there's
    > limits to stupidity. I care about what happens with Linux, and if some
    > hot shot coder carefully wants to screw Linux up, he has to nail my
    > coffin first.
    >
    > Robert
    > --
    > Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    > Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    > crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net"
    >
    > But somehow Linuxtoday.com and Brian Profit have severe problems with
    > publishing this second reply.


    Brian is now at the Linux Foundation's Developer|ment Network. Carla took over
    LT.

    - --
    ~~ Best of wishes

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    "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to
    everything it touches."
    --Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
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  3. Re: Brian Profit's Linuxtoday.com

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >
    > ____/ Robert M. Stockmann on Monday 20 October 2008 19:17 : \____
    >
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> When the **** hits the fan, Linuxtoday.com
    >> used to carry a reasonable discussion thread. Not anymore?
    >>


    >>
    >> Then Fred Arnold got mad. He partially quoted my signature and wrote that
    >> I as a "bigshot RHCE" have no clue what I'm taking about, and should not
    >> harrass the good kernel coder. Upon which I _TRIED_ to reply :
    >>
    >> Subject: Re: Kernel of the Day
    >>
    >> Fred "Benedict" Arnold said :
    >>
    >> "So as a bigshot RHCE you don't even know who "this dude" is. I'd say
    >> your education is lacking, even though you're trying to sound like some
    >> kind of expert. His idea may or may not have merit, there's no need to
    >> be insulting. You should read the LKML thread, where actual kernel
    >> hackers discussed it. Funny how none of them felt the need to belittle
    >> anyone."
    >>


    >>
    >> But somehow Linuxtoday.com and Brian Profit have severe problems with
    >> publishing this second reply.

    >
    > Brian is now at the Linux Foundation's Developer|ment Network. Carla took over
    > LT.
    >


    LT should publish these things, though, otherwise why is it there?

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