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SubjectRe: The direction linux is taking

I agree with Russell, because we now have a pile of shit known as 2.5.X.
Noting that 2.4.X is just a little less stinky, but still a rat-hole of
bug infested crap that fixes for are being ignored out of total
ignorrance.

I just wish I could spell.

Andre Hedrick
CEO/President, LAD Storage Consulting Group
Linux ATA Development
Linux Disk Certification Project

On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Russell King wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 04:33:50PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Tridge wrote the system you describe, several years ago. Its called
> > jitterbug but it doesnt help because Linus wont use it
>
> Speaking as someone who _does_ use a system for tracking patches, I
> believe that patch management systems are a right pain in the arse.
>
> If the quality of patches aren't good, then it throws you into a problem.
> You have to provide people with a reason why you discarded their patch,
> which provides people with the perfect opportunity to immediately start
> bugging you about exactly how to make it better. If you get lots of
> such patches, eventually you've got a mailbox of people wanting to know
> how to make their patches better.
>
> I envy Alan, Linus, and Marcelo for having the ability to silently drop
> patches and wait for resends. I personally don't believe a patch tracking
> system makes life any easier. Yes, it means you can't loose patches, but
> it means you can't accidentally loose them on purpose. This, imho, makes
> life very much harder.
>
> I hope this makes some sort of sense 8)
>
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> Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
> http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html
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