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SubjectRe: Kernel Releases
On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, vda wrote:

> On Monday 26 November 2001 16:45, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, vda wrote:
> > > On Monday 26 November 2001 13:02, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Ian Stirling wrote:
> > > > > However, I for one never run a -pre kernel.
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't run -pre, because rightly or wrongly, I've got the impression
> > > > > that these get even less testing than releases.
> > > >
> > > > I think the opening sentence of your email states
> > > > the reason for that pretty well.
> > >
> > > The only way we can get good testing for new kernels is to stop using
> > > -preN prefix in development branch (2.5.x). Just increment that 'x'.
> >
> > That won't change anything except the number on the kernel. The people
> > who you're trying to turn into bleeding edge testers (those who stay a
> > little behind [bignum]) will continue to ride the curve at the point of
> > their choosing.
>
> Yes, but they can't tell which 2.5.x is more stable just from version number.
> This way Linus will get better test coverage in 2.5.x.

Wrong. Anybody who has been around a while will not be foxed. Those
newcomers who haven't figured out where on the curve they want to sit
will figure it out, so I repeat.. changes nothing.

-Mike

P.S. I had deleted the cc list quite intentionally.... :-

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