[TUHS] Whence the 2.x BSD numbering?

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Fri Jun 26 11:44:27 AEST 2009

Can anybody explain why the 2BSDs that were distributed with kernel source
code are numbered 2.8BSD upwards. Why start numbering at 8?

P.S Actually I have a 2.79BSD in the archive which came out in 1979 just
before 2.8BSD, so could it be that the '2.79' means 1979, and numbering
followed incrementally after that?


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