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    SubjectRe: New dev model (was [PATCH] delete devfs)
    On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 04:57:35PM -0400, Timothy Miller wrote:
    >
    > Andrew Morton wrote:
    > >Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> wrote:
    > >
    > >>my personal opinon is that this new development model isn't a good
    > >>idea from the point of view of users:
    > >>
    > >>There's much worth in having a very stable kernel. Many people use for
    > >>different reasons self-compiled ftp.kernel.org kernels.
    > >
    > >
    > >Well. We'll see. 2.6 is becoming stabler, despite the fact that we're
    > >adding features.
    > >
    > >I wouldn't be averse to releasing a 2.6.20.1 which is purely stability
    > >fixes against 2.6.20 if there is demand for it. Anyone who really cares
    > >about stability of kernel.org kernels won't be deploying 2.6.20 within a
    > >few weeks of its release anyway, so by the time they doodle over to
    > >kernel.org they'll find 2.6.20.2 or whatever.
    >
    >
    > So instead of even minor numbers indicating stability, you have pushed
    > two levels down so that higher sub-revision (minorminorminor?) numbers
    > indicate increased levels of stability?
    >
    > Kinda makes sense.
    >
    > Does that mean that 2.6.21 and 2.6.20.1 are two separate forks of
    > 2.6.20, one for development, and the other for stability?
    >
    > How is this fundamentally different from how it was done before with
    > odd/even minor numbers?
    >...

    Kernel 2.4 continues to be actively supported for several years after
    the release of kernel 2.6 .

    How long do you assume will kernel 2.6.20 be supported after the release
    of kernel 2.6.21?

    cu
    Adrian

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