Survey: Linux kernel quality
Posted Jul 10, 2006 16:54 UTC (Mon) by Lovechild
Parent article: Survey: Linux kernel quality
For me, running Fedora Development I find that most bugs get solved quickly, however a "security" update to the SCSI drivers disallowed users to burn DVD/CDs and despite reporting this many months ago and offering up a reward for a viable fix this has still not be resolved.
I take it the developers feel that I couldn't be trusted to not fuck up my DVD burner so it got disabled all together.
Aside that one issue and the fact that Reiser4 has yet to be merged (which would cause considerable less frustration amongst the users I talk to), I find the new kernel development methodology much more pleasing as a user.
The fact that I no longer have to wait 2 years for an unstable kernel tree to stabilise to the point where it can be considered "stable" but really isn't for several releases to come, due to lack of testing is brilliant.
The kernel has definately improved in both stability and functionality. Take the .17 release, coupled with updates to mesa and x.org I finally have working stable hardware acceleration using the r300 driver.
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