i would like the point releases plus pre/rc clarification
Posted Dec 16, 2004 9:16 UTC (Thu) by alexs
Parent article: Toward better kernel releases
let people do point releases so that the kernel users are served
until the next kernel tree has undergone a reasonable testing time.
point releases should be fixes for anything critical,
like security leaks, kernel oopses and general disabilities
of prior working components. for me when i am a user i want
to have it going out of the box with no risk because i am
not able to track down any single needed patch from lklm
which is known to have a mailing rate of 100/day.
other than that, Linux and his core crew should give a bit
more information to the outside world when the kernel is
open for feature addition and when it is only open for fixing
some period prior to changing the state because that will
help massively in getting into the user testing cycle
when needed and getting out of it when large scale testing
makes no sense for production systems but only for systems
that are test systems that were built for getting broken!
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