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SubjectRe: This is really Ridiculous
Albert Cahalan wrote:

> > If you don't want to see small problems in your kernel then don't
> > upgrade until the rate of new kernel appearance has slowed to a crawl.
> > You seem to want to be on the bleeding edge and to not have problems as
> > well. If it is frustrating then find a kernel that works for you, take
> > a breather, enjoy using it for a time and come back to a newer one later.
>
> The bleeding edge? 2.0.xx was supposed to be stable; 1.3.xx and 2.1.xx
> are the bleeding edge. Nobody is complaining that bleeding edge kernels
> are unstable or won't compile. I don't even mind that Linus sometimes
> releases a bleeding edge kernel without compiling it at all. If 2.0.xx
> is bleeding edge, then let's just stop this code freeze nonsense and
> announce the fact on comp.os.linux.announce.

Yes, bleeding edge. In a period of healing, which is where we are now, as
opposed to growth which is what the odd numbered minors relate to, then
bleeding edge means anything new and still being mass-tested. Stable doesn't
mean bug free, it means no new features. Noone forced anybody to leave 1.2.13
yet. Nobody could expect a new release without bugs. If you don't want bugs,
then wait until the bugfixes are in.

I can't see what all the fuss is about.

Terry


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