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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation: add documentation summary for rc-series and merge window
    On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Pavel Machek<pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
    > On Mon 2009-06-22 14:04:38, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
    >> This is losely based on previous discussions on linux-kernel [1][2][3].
    >> Lets also refer people reading the stable rules to
    >> Documentation/development-process/.
    >>
    >> Also add the number of days it has taken between releases,
    >> and provide the average for the last 10 releases: 86.0 days.
    >>
    >> [1] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122048427801324&w=2
    >> [2] http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122048757705315&w=2
    >> [3] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124515657407679&w=2
    >>
    >> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
    > NAK.
    >
    >> +2.0.2: RC-SERIES RULES
    >> +
    >> +This section summarizes what kind of patches are accepted before the merge
    >> +window closes and after it closes. These patches are targeted for the kernel
    >> +prior to its final release.
    >> +
    >> +The rc-series focus should really be to address regressions.
    >> +
    >> +2.0.2.0: RC-SERIES RULES PRIOR TO THE RC1 RELEASE
    >> +
    >> +These are the types of patches that will get accepted prior to a kernel rc1 release,
    >> +during the merge window:
    >> +
    >> + - it must fix a regression
    >> + - it must fix a security hole
    >> + - it must fix a oops/kernel hang
    >> +
    >> +Non-intrusive bug fixes or small fixes will not be accepted. If the
    >> patch in
    >
    > What? Prior to rc1, new features are accepted.

    For maintainers yes, for developers sending to the subsystem
    maintainer no, at least not for that kernel release being worked on. I
    can try to make this a little clearer.

    Luis


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