few days ago introduced 2/6/1939 kernel, and Linus Torvalds on that occasion spoke of some limitations that would make the development cycle the next version of the Linux kernel could be shortened.
discussion has continued in other posts that have been sent to the kernel developers list, where Linus has released a single message. In that message back to warn the developers of the short time available to post your code changes in different sections, but the most prominent at the end the message:
“Postscript: the voices in my head I also say the numbers are getting too big. Might end up calling the next version 2.8.0. And virtually guarantee that this will result postscript much debate as above, but when the voices dictate me to do something, listen. “
The truth is that there is no reason too apparent to warrant the change to version 2.8.0 the kernel after 6 + years of existence of the branch 2.6.x.
But there are no apparent reasons to justify otherwise , do not you think?