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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3.1415] Documentation: add documentation summary for rc-series and merge window


On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:

> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:
>
> > In fact, this whole discussion has shown one thing: people still think
> > that "bug fix" somehow automatically means that it's appropriate after the
> > merge window. That's simply not so.
>
> That's why i wrote: gain vs risk.

People really don't seem to be very good at the risk management part. They
see the gain, they don't think about the risk.

Note: not all maintainers are bad about this. But it tends to be my
biggest gripe after around -rc3 or so - people send stuff that is good,
but that really has no real reason not to be delayed.

And as long as people talk about this in terms of "bugs", it's a problem.

It would be much better to talk about it in terms of "Does this _really_
have to hit the next release? Honestly? Even though we're supposed to be
in the calming-down period?"

Linus


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