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SubjectRe: [patch 0/6] -stable review
On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Justin M. Forbes wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 28, 2006 at 08:30:25PM -0800, Chuck Wolber wrote:
> >
> > Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but aren't we supposed to stop doing
> > this for the 2.6.14 release now that 2.6.15 is out?
> I don't see a problems with doing additional stable releases for any
> kernel, I just wouldn't commit to supporting any specific number of
> releases. Basically if people send enough patches to warrant a
> review/release there is obviously some interest. What is the harm?

The harm is that stable release patches will eventually start being
maintained and we'll have to add another stable release "dot" to the end
of the growing width of the release version moniker. This stable branch
was meant only for "one-off" fixes to a stable release, not for adding
fixes upon fixes upon fixes that eventually turn into features that have
to be maintained. A new stable release means we change our focus to it and
ignore the old stable release.


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