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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.21

On Apr 25 2007 20:29, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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>If the goal for 2.6.20 was to be a stable release (and it was), the goal
>for 2.6.21 is to have just survived the big timer-related changes and
>some of the other surprises [...] So it's been over two and a half
>months, and while it's certainly not the longest release cycle ever, it
>still dragged out a bit longer than I'd have hoped for and it should
>have.

I really appreciate the lot of -rcs, especially if there are so many
intrusive changes/regressions. Like Andrew, I have a feeling that it
gets buggier, but at least, it seems to be made up every ... two
releases. 2.6.16 was a good one, .18, and .20. I suppose the
bug/regression distribution between [2.6.16-2.6.17, 2.6.17-2.6.18] was
biased like [70, 50]. About 2.6.21 - will see, rc has been to my liking.
Since a picture says more than a thousand words, have
http://jengelh.hopto.org/GFX0/kernel-rating-2.6.21.png
(The last kernel to have only 5 -rcs was 2.6.14 - interesting)


Happy hacking,
Jan
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