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SubjectRe: Kernel Releases
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Horst von Brand wrote:

> AFAIU, if Linus (or whoever) puts out a -preX, it is because according to
> _their_ testing (limited, whatever) it is "almost done, please check". If
> they put out a non-pre, it is because they don't see any more issues with
> it. The _only_ way they can ever know something breaks is that _somebody_
> (yes, I _do_ mean you) checks it out and complains beforehand.

This is not always correct.. I've seen countless -pre kernels released as
synch points with a warning in the changelog.

It is a matter of not messing with pre series kernels unless you are
willing to read the changelogs.


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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