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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig: untangle EXPERT and EMBEDDED
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On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 12:28 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I can see an argument for retaining EXPERIMENTAL: as a way of telling
> people that the particular feature might not yet be ready for prime
> time.

The kernel configuration used for the kernels currently shipped with
Fedora 16 and Debian 6.0.3 (ie, stable or squeeze), which are the
configurations I can examine here, have CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL set. Perhaps
Debian and Fedora need that option for a few odd features. But it seems
that the message given by having a feature depend on EXPERIMENTAL - to
people using those configurations as a base to fine tune the kernel to
their needs - isn't so strong.

Are there any mainstream distributions that do not enable EXPERIMENTAL?


Paul Bolle



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