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SubjectRe: BK, deltas, snapshots and fate of -pre...
At 19:19 22/04/02, Ian Molton wrote:
>Petr Vandrovec Awoke this dragon, who will now respond:
>
> >
> > Why we have kernel tarball at all, then? Just put URLs where you can
> > download different pieces of kernel, and we are done. You finally
>
>Actually, the kernel tarball is full of crap we dont need.
>
>Sooner or later its going to get too big and be split up into
>
>core kernel
>drivers (drivers/net, drivers/video etc.)
>arch specifics
>documentation
>
>all for seperate download.

That is never going to happen, at least not as long as Linus is the kernel
maintainer. I believe he has said so more than once before...

One of the reasons being that such an act would make changing global APIs a
virtual impossiblity. And such changes happen often in Linux during the
unstable kernel series. And those changes are good changes... Otherwise we
will end up with Windows having backwards compatibility with DOS for
virtually all eternity...

Best regards,

Anton


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