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SubjectRe: [poll] Is the megafreeze development model broken?
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:14:57 +0100
> From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
> To: Rogelio M. Serrano Jr. <rogelio@smsglobal.net>
> Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Subject: Re: [poll] Is the megafreeze development model broken?
>
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:13:41AM +0800, Rogelio M. Serrano Jr. wrote:
>> Adrian Bunk wrote:
>>>
>> Isn't the kernel easier to sync with latest and greatest?
>>
>> The core libc and supporting libraries is the core. and the toolchain
>> the core dev. Those can be updated twice or even once a year. The kernel
>> can be updated once a month if you like.
>
> A new release of the Linux kernel has more than half a million lines of
> code changed. If you do any estimates based on how many lines of changed
> code equal one newly introduced bug you see the problem...
>
> And the difference between an upstream kernel and a distribution kernel
> are 3-6 months of testing and bugfixing.

this is very true. the big question is which side of the fork has more
testing and bugfixes? the distro with their paid developers, or the
kernel.org kernel with the input from many different distros and the rest
of the community.

David Lang
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