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SubjectRe: [ 00/78] 3.3.2-stable review
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 2:05 AM, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Stefan Richter wrote:
>>> If you do not like to wait for Linus and Greg, you simply have to derive
>>> an own kernel which additionally contains your preferred fixes.
>> Yes, because clearly everybody thinks the process is perfect, and
>> criticizing it is heresy.
> Close.  Not everyone.  For example, you do not think the process is
> perfect.

So you think the process is *perfect*? I would have expected
reasonable people to know that nothing is perfect, realize the
sarcasm, and meditate for a second. But it seems expecting somebody to
agree the process is not perfect is too much to ask.

> I don't think Stefan meant the above as tongue-in-cheek, for what it's
> worth.  Another stable kernel with different rules really would be an
> interesting exercise, and would probably fulfill a need for a certain
> audience.
> It's not like nobody does that already, anyway.  For example, I hear
> Fedora has a kernel that they maintain well for a different audience,
> using different rules.

Of course, although the difference with the stable kernel would be
very small if the only thing added is an extra rule for acceptance:
"It reverts an earlier
patch to 'stable'."

But "we do this, and if you don't like it you can do whatever you
want" is not a valid argument in favor of the status quo, even though
it's used a lot in open source, and it's true, and there's nothing
wrong with that... I yet have to see an answer to my arguments, and
not a regurgitated answer for something nobody is proposing.


Felipe Contreras
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