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SubjectRe: I will _not_ start accepting patches!
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, David Weinehall wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > The main issue is, however: when will v2.3.x be opened up? Maybe
> > we should have some kind of wild wish-list/death-list brainstorm
> > here before v2.3.x opens up?
> ^^^^
> I don't think we should do that here. Linux-kernel already
> has far too much traffic. I'd be happy to set up a mailing
> list for that purpose, however.

Ok, sounds reasonable.

> If I get at least 5 people in favor of such a list, I'll
> immediately create (or kernel-devel
> or some other, better name).

Here's the first vote in favour.

> > I'd really like to know what you believe to be the main-issues that we
> > need to deal with in v2.3, and what the schedule should be for it.
> >
> > Personally, I think that the development time for v2.3 must be
> > significantly shorter than the one for v2.1, and more focused on a
> > narrow set of important improvements, apart from obvious bugfixes
> > and new drivers.
> One of the ways in which the 2.3 cycle can be shorter is
> by only integrating stuff that's already being worked on
> and is ready by the time 2.3.0 is forked off. Then we
> integrate all those things within 5 revisions and start
> debugging. Maybe we even want to distribute all of those
> things in one big patch _before_ 2.3.0 is forked off.

Like devfs, reiserfs, lfa, ISDN, etc.?! Oh, and I hope NFS v3 will make it
into v2.3... This kind of means that we leave all the size-expansion
issues until v2.5?! That's ok for me, because I don't have a large machine
with >1TB HD and >65536 users, but not everyone might be as happy... :)

Oh, I'd really like pcmcia support to become a part of the main kernel
too. But maybe that's not our decision, but one for the pcmcia-team to

> Anyway, the last thing we should do is keeping Linus from
> his far-more-important 2.2 work...


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