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Subject"Tux" is the wrong logo for Linux
First, the 2.4 kernel is years late and doesn't work
right, and keeps getting rewritten because it's a
festering hunk of fetid spaghetti inside.

Then, Alan Cox suggests tossing the versioning scheme
to the wind even more that it already has been:

> Alan Cox did post an interesting suggestion. In his
> scheme, there would essentially be two stable kernel

> release tracks. Once 2.4 comes out, the 2.5
> development series would go off as usual. At some
> point, however, the developers would stop and decide

> which of the new features could be backported to the
> 2.4 kernel in a stable manner. That port would be
> done, with the result being 2.6. The 2.5 series
would
> then be renamed 2.7, and the whole thing would
> eventually be stabilized as 2.8.

And then this delightful news story about Linux Kernel
Programmers -- who don't need debuggers, because
they're so rad -- don't actually know how to program:

> The hunt for undefined code. Here's one kind of
> problem that a new compiler can turn up. Most C
> programmers learn early on to avoid code like:
> a[i] = i++; The results of this kind of code are
> undefined; the array assignment could happen either
> before or after the value of it is incremented.
Bernd
> Schmidt looked through the kernel source for this
> sort of code, and found quite a bit of it. He has
> submitted a patch to fix up the things he
> encountered; as he puts it, "in some cases, it
wasn't
> entirely clear what the code intended, so I had to
> guess." This patch went into 2.4.0-test10-pre4, so
we
> may well find a spot or two where he guessed wrong.
> The effort is a good one, though. This kind of code
> is a time bomb waiting to go off; it needs to be
> cleaned up sooner rather than later.

... obviously the Linux logo should be the
international symbol for the fucking retard.

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