Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 21, 2007 0:27 UTC (Thu) by smoogen
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
That seems to presuppose that 2.6.22 is a stability kernel.. there are a ton of new features added in.. and it may have as many problems as 2.6.21 does.. people won't know until a large enough population with more than just the latest 'dell/ibm' hardware can test it. The people who pay the money usually do not test something that comes out straight. They wait until the other people have had their knocks. This kind of logic worked for the old days when 2.0.x and 2.4.x meant just stability and few new features... but that caused too many issues for other people who want the latest thing NOW and it caused too many breakings when the 2.1.x and 2.5.x tree opened. Linus has decided that he would prefer that if things break.. people are going to be held responsible for it right away.. not 18 months later then 2.8.0 shows up.
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