lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Jul]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: A users thoughts on the new dev. model
--- "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> a écrit : > Followup to: 
<cdpee5$otu$1@gatekeeper.tmr.com>
> By author: Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> Thus:
>
> - Andrew will put experimental patches into -mm;
> - Andrew will continue to forward-port 2.6 mainstream fixes
> to
> -mm;
> - Patches which have proven themselves stable and useful get
> backported to 2.6;
> - If the delta between 2.6 and -mm becomes too great we'll
> consider a hard fork AT THAT TIME, i.e. fork lazily instead
> of the past model of forking eagerly.
>
> Why the change? Because the model already has proven itself,
> and
> shown itself to be more functional than what we've had in the
> past.
> 2.6 is probably the most stable mainline tree we've had since
> 1.2 or
> so, and yet Linus and Andrew process *lots* of changes. The
> -mm tree
> has become a very effective filter for what should go into
> mainline,
> whereas the odd-number forks generally *haven't* been, because
> backporting to mainline has usually been an afterthought.
>
> I for one welcome our new -mm overlords.
>
> -hpa

Thank you for clarifying this.
So linux 2.6 from kernel.org stay stable.
And 2.6x-mm is like a 2.7 development tree (thought not that
experimental ;-) )


From the LWM story i understood that linux will be like windows:
lots of "features" but no stability, except if you use a
distribution kernel. And that seriously made me think about
using another free *nix for a stable system.

Calin

=====
--
A mouse is a device used to point at
the xterm you want to type in.
Kim Alm on a.s.r.





Vous manquez d’espace pour stocker vos mails ?
Yahoo! Mail vous offre GRATUITEMENT 100 Mo !
Créez votre Yahoo! Mail sur http://fr.benefits.yahoo.com/

Le nouveau Yahoo! Messenger est arrivé ! Découvrez toutes les nouveautés pour dialoguer instantanément avec vos amis. A télécharger gratuitement sur http://fr.messenger.yahoo.com
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:04    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site