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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]

On 20011126 Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>The problem is that you kernel hackers out there fetch the pre stuff
>and test it that others run test cycles on them ... . But the
>lot of people out there will never fetch anything else than
>a "release" ; no -pre no -rc no -ac no whatever prefix or suffix.
>You will not get them just because somebody 's changing the name
>to something else.

The problem is the fear of people about -ac or -pre series. What should
be done is to teach people that what they think is kernel 2.4.8 from
RedHat or Mandrake is really 2.4.8-ac7 or the like. They are shipping
-ac versions (beacuse of preferences and driver update, usually are
-ac series and not -pre series). So your 'distro rock solid kernel'
is an -ac kernel (and I do not say that an -ac kernel is not rock
solid, I have run -ac's until 13-ac7).

J.A. Magallon # Let the source be with you...
Mandrake Linux release 8.2 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.16-pre1 #1 SMP Sun Nov 25 02:06:34 CET 2001 i686
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