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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 03:38:22AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> The pertinent question for a point release (2.6.X.Y) would simply be
> "does a 2.6.11 user really need this fix?"

"need this fix bad enough now, or can it wait until 2.6.12?"

> >Like I previously said, I think we're doing a great job. The current
> >-mm staging area could use some more testers to help weed out the real
> >issues, and we could do "real" releases a bit faster than every 2 months
> >or so. But other than that, we have adapted over the years to handle
> >this extremely high rate of change in a pretty sane manner.
>
> I think Linus's "even/odd" proposal is an admission that 2.6.X releases
> need some important fixes after it hits kernel.org.

I agree.

> Otherwise 2.6.X is simply a constantly indeterminent state.

Heh, true, but all software is in that state :)

> We need to serve users, not just make life easier for kernel developers ;-)

Damm those pesky users. Without them our life would be so much
easier...

greg k-h
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