Keeping up with the Kroah-Hartmans (who upgrade without notice)
Posted Aug 4, 2006 8:41 UTC (Fri) by jschrod
In reply to: Keeping up with the Kroah-Hartmans (who upgrade without notice)
Parent article: New kernels and old distributions
I'm with you that a solution that would require kernel and udev upgrade at the same time would be workable. E.g., I run a self-compiled kernel on my laptop, to get suspend2, and I would surely find it acceptable. But my SUSE 9.2 is more than 10 month old and is therefore supposed to be hit by the introduced change by Greg -- and that I don't find acceptable without a clear upgrade path for udev... :-) (I have to say that I didn't test it the patch, but want to wait until the dust of this discussion has settled.)
The problem is not that there are possibilities to handle the change; the problem is that Greg does the change without the possibilities in place. Wasn't it Greg in his OLS talk that promoted the high quality of the kernel and wanted more users to test the latest mainstream kernels, besides the kernel developers themselves? Well, then he has to care more about user requirements and user problems, like Andrew does.
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