I was just about to post this. Good thing I search first. except there are various scripts that really know that there are
three numbers, so it calls itself "3.0.0-rc1".
The world have gone completely version number crazy!!
I got one of them there version numbers" dunno wut it is, but I got one!!!
Linux Registered User #503835
Well, Linus has to obey "the voice in his head"...
He could have also gone with 2.8, or 2.7; but whatever. There is no rationale about version numbers anymore, it used to be middle number odd for development and pair for release. Funny thing is he abandoned the odd numbers altogether, but then whats the point? better to keep 2 numbers instead, which now appears to be the case.
Another option would be to go with dates, ubuntu style, but this is fine.
Other software should take a hint about very silly versioning schemes.
And yes, after 3.9 can come 3.10, and after 3.99 can come 3.100. It is infinite, when the developer thinks a major change comes, just change the first number. No need to use 0.1.0.3gamma-rc-whatever.
i5-2500, Asus p8p67le, 8g ddr3, gtx460. Eeepc 701 4g surf.
its a funny time in software development. Everyone wants drastic change. I see the kernel number as a sorta joke to projects like Gnome and KDE.
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
Any big changes, the article doesn't really say anything about what would be includes (apart from cleaning old code). 2.4 to 2.6 was a huge change with the dynamic modules, what would 3.0 bring?