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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.11.2
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Marcos D. Marado Torres wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > > which is a patch against the 2.6.11.1 release. If consensus arrives
> > > > that this patch should be against the 2.6.11 tree, it will be done that
> > > > way in the future.
> > >
> > > IMHO it sould be against 2.6.11 and not 2.6.11.1, like -rc's that are'nt
> > > againt
> > > the last -rc but against 2.6.x.
> >
> > It's a stable release, not a pre/rc, so against 2.6.11.1 sounds most logical
> > to
> > me.
>
> Well, yes, _if_ 2.6.12 patch is going to be to aply against 2.6.11.last
> instead
> of 2.6.11. And, well, either one will cause great panic for hose who aren't
> and
> the mailing lists and just visit kernel.org to downoad the latest stuff.

Probably the 2.6.12 patch will be against 2.6.11, since:
- The 2.6.11.x line may continue after 2.6.12 was released
- 2.6.11.x may contain `quick and dirty' fixes for problems, which will be
fixed `properly' in 2.6.12 (or later), cfr. Alan Cox' presentation at
FOSDEM.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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