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On Sunday 25 November 2001 05:27, David Relson wrote:

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> When the kernel maintainer, now Marcelo for 2.4, is ready to release the
> next kernel, for example 2.4.16, I suggest he switch from "pre?" to "-rc1"
> (as in release candidate). A day or two with -rc1 will quickly show if it
> has a show stopper. If so, then the minor fixes (and nothing else) go into
> -rc2. A day or two ..., and either -rc3 appears or we have a stable
> release and 2.4.16 is ready to be released.

Like Linus said, it's a statistical problem: An unofficial kernel would never
get the same attention as a released one. We would keep seeing problems arise
once the kernel has been released.

One thing we could do, was to do the same as the vendors do, and maintain a
-post kernel with the most glaring bug-fixed, especially build-ones.

The need to do it however is not that big..
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