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SubjectRe: Linux-2.0
Just kidding, folks..

Anyway, I wasn't kidding about the "final pre-release", so you really _should_
take a good look at pre2.0.13 and holler about any problems you encounter. Note
that Linux-2.0 will not be the "Linux to end all Linuxes", and if your
favourite feature hasn't made it into the latest kernels, don't feel too bad.
We have at least 5 major numbers to go before we can even catch up with some of
the competition.

Now, I haven't been very good at writing the release notes, because I stopped
at some point when vger was so slow that it didn't make much sense. vger has
been back, but I've been slow to start writing release notes again.. Anyway, as
pre2.0.13 is the final pre-release, you obviously automatically know that all
the bugs are gone, and that this is just a release to check that you're all
awake and still following the list. The real 2.0 will be the same, except we'll
change the name of some things.

HOWEVER, in the unlikely case that there are still problems, I'd like to hear
about them. We may not be able to fix all the problems in the world in the last
day or two of 2.0 development, but at least we can try. So consider it your
civic duty to bother enough that you try this out, ok?

Yes, I know you're all laughing your heads off and feeling a pity for poor
optimistic Linus, but hey, deciding when to release the d*mn things is my
prerogative. So there..

Linus

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In case you care, pre-2.0.12 -> pre-2.0.13 does:
- various documentation stuff.
- random drievr update
- mcdx and sbpcd updates
- pty packet mode disable fixes
- baycom driver bugfix
- lance driver support for PCnet PCI II (where do people find these silly
names?)
- SMC ultra packet corruption fix
- BusLogic driver update
- standard UIO_MAXIOV name (and size)
- SMB conditional disable of long filenames
- various net fixes - the TCP send_queue used to get corrupted by local
firewalling rules etc.
- mmap() checks sizes.



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