Is the kernel development process broken?
Posted Mar 9, 2005 20:59 UTC (Wed) by mrshiny
Parent article: Is the kernel development process broken?
I've made these comments before in other discussions, but what this amounts to is that some of the kernel developers seem unwilling to develop the kernel the way most people develop software: work on something until it's "finished", then fix it up until it's "stable". With the 2.6 kernel nothing is ever finished and lots of things are never stable. Maybe the 2.6 kernels are more stable than any 2.5 or 2.3 kernels ever were, but even the early days of 2.4 seem better than this.
I'd like to see someone step forward to maintain 2.6, and let the rest of the developers go off with 2.7. I don't understand why this hasn't happened really... 2.6 is really just like what a 2.7 might be. If people are happy with the current 2.6, they'll be just as happy with the 2.7 kernel. Those of us who want stuff to work can stick to 2.6.
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