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Next Linux (‘2.6’ or ‘3.0’?) due by June [CNET]

Oct 26, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

CNET editor Stephen Shankland reports on comments made by Linus Torvalds during the 'Geek Cruise' taking place in the Caribbean. Shankland writes . . .

” 'We're pretty close to done with what will be 2.6 . . . We're actually looking at the second quarter 2003 for the real 2.6 release,' Torvalds told a group of Linux aficionados aboard a 'Geek Cruise' in the Caribbean. CNET reviewed a recording of Torvalds' talk . . .”

“Top Linux programmers had been debating whether changes would be grand enough to warrant naming the next version 3.0, but Torvalds called the next version 2.6. These programmers typically don't conduct such debates in person, preferring instead to trade ideas, code and sometimes acerbic remarks on the Linux kernel mailing list. . .”

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