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SubjectRe: starting with 2.7
"Theodore Ts'o" <> said:


> The real key, as always, is getting users to download and test a
> release. So another approach might be to shorten the time between
> 2.6.x and 2.6.x+1 releases, so as to recreate more testing points,
> without training people to wait for -bk1, -bk2, -rc1, etc. before
> trying out the kernel code. This is the model that we used with the
> 2.3.x series, where the time between releases was often quite short.
> That worked fairly well, but we stopped doing it when the introduction
> of BitKeeper eliminated the developer synch-up problem. But perhaps
> we've gone too far between 2.6.x releases, and should shorten the time
> in order to force more testing.

Is there any estimate of the number of daily-straight-from-BK users? I'm
one, haven't seen any trouble (thus silent up to here).
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