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SubjectRe: pull request: wireless-2.6 2008-08-26
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On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 13:05 +0300, Tomas Winkler wrote:

> There is a central problem here, since I cannot really adjust driver
> development progress from obvious reason with Linux merging window.
> Upstream kernel is unfortunately not the only customer I report to. So
> actually stable versions got half backed drivers depending on some
> arbitrary time cut from my (selfish) development point of view.

FWIW, many people including myself think you should work the other way
around, that is develop things in the mainline/wireless-testing tree
rather than developing a stable version internally and then dumping a
big pile of patches whenever it's convenient for you. IOW, we think you
should use Linux upstream as your development tree and then branch off
of that for the internal stabilisation trees you need for other
customers, rather than having some sort of internal development tree and
branching out Linux upstream as you appear to work.

That would also avoid the nasty surprises you've gotten a few times
where other people managed to get patches to iwlwifi drivers into the
Linux tree without you noticing.

johannes
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