A summary of 2.6.12 API changes
Posted Jul 1, 2005 20:16 UTC (Fri) by roelofs
Parent article: A summary of 2.6.12 API changes
...for all the talk of how the BitKeeper episode slowed down development, this kernel did not actually take much longer than its predecessor.
I suspect most people would consider a 50% increase to be a fairly significant delay--at least, assuming 2.6.11's two months and a week was typical and 2.6.12's three months and two weeks was not. (I generally don't pay that much attention to kernel release intervals unless I need a specific fix or LWN brings it to my attention. :-) )
Not that I'm complaining, of course--considering what got done in that extra month-plus, I think it was time very well spent. And certainly the delay could have been much longer, which I guess was probably the point of the quoted comment...
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