Many, many companies seem to find it logical. If you want to squeeze
a version in between "1" and "2".
Further, other kernel hackers suggested the 2.4.20.N sequence,
I simply agreed with it. So it's not only me who thinks this way :)
> it whould have normal incremental numbers. So if marcelo want's
> it he should clone a tree of at 2.4.20, apply the essential patches
> and bump the version number in the normal 2.4 tree to 2.4.22-pre1
Human nature says that will drag out the -pre tree ad infinitum.
Suppose a 2.4.21 is released today, with 2.4.20 + bug fixes. Now,
tomorrow, another "critical bug" comes out, and then the -pre tree
becomes 2.4.23-pre. Add another critical bug, and I hope you see
the continual delay of -pre happens here...
The basic logic is "do not disrupt current plans. Do something
_in addition to_ current plans."
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