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SubjectRe: [RFC] 2.5/2.6/2.7 transition [was Re: Linux 2.4.16-pre1]
On Sun, 25 Nov 2001 15:53:23 -0800, Mike Fedyk <>

>On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 10:17:15AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
>> >
>> > The "problem" effectively arises from _fast_ releasing "stable" versions.
>> Actually, I think that is just the _symptom_ of the basic issue: I do not
>> like being a maintainer.
>Ok, here's *another* suggestion for future working of stable and development
>You admit that you do not like to maintain. We have seen that, and
>unfortunately for 2.4 it is true.
>Personally, I think that 2.4 was released too early. It was when the
>Internet hype was going full force, and nobody (including myself) could be
>faulted for getting swept up in the wave that it was.

"Internet" crashed very hard in March-April 2000. 2.4.0 was out in
early 2001... no connection I suspect.

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