If Dreams Were Real: Convergence of Distro and Kernel Versions
Mar 18, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Hilzinger)
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"Mark Shuttleworth had a dream: the big Linux distros should
agree to have version numbers identical to those of kernel
components and refresh them every two years. The dream now is more
real than ever.
"In a lengthy 2008 blog (as we reported), Mark Shuttleworth
outlined a plan for the most commonly used Linux distros (Debian,
Ubuntu, Red Hat and SUSE) to agree to a two-to-three-year major
release cycle. The sting: if they were to agree to a common version
numbering, it would immensely simply the software and especially
the driver development process. According to Shuttleworth, it would
lead to a definite positive effect for all distros."