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SubjectRe: Christmas list for the kernel
On 11/22/05, Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/22/05, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
> > Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 11/22/05, Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@sms.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> > > > On Tuesday 22 November 2005 18:31, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > > > > There have been recent comments about the pace of kernel development
> > > > > slowing.
> > > >
> > > > I doubt the diffstat from the last 6 kernel releases will tell this story.
> > >
> > > Andrew Morton said it: "He suggested this may indicate that the kernel
> > > is nearing completion. "Famous last words, but the actual patch volume
> > > _has_ to drop off one day," said Morton. "We have to finish this thing
> > > one day."
> > >
> > > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39221942,00.htm
> > >
> >
> > I was wrong, as usual. The trend at http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/x.jpg is,
> > I think, being maintained.
>
> I wonder what that would look like if you pull Adrian Bunk's changes
> out. He is generating thousands of lines of patches (they're good
> patches but they don't add features).

A change is a change. You might as well pull out the ppc{32,64} ->
powepc stuff if you're simply looking for new shiny features. Alot of
that stuff is "just change". Andrew's chart is tracking change, not
new features.
josh
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