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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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