|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|| ||Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>|
|| ||Re: Linux 2.6.24|
|| ||Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:41:08 -0800 (PST)|
On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> The release is out there (both git trees and as tarballs/patches), and for
> the next week many kernel developers will be at (or flying into/out of)
> LCA in Melbourne, so let's hope it's a good one.
Since I already had two kernel developers asking about the merge window
and whether people (including me) traveling will impact it, the plan right
now is to keep the impact pretty minimal. So yes, it will probably extend
the window from the regular two weeks, but *hopefully* not by more than a
I'm going to try to merge at least some stuff while I'm in Melbourne, and
I'd expect that most of the stuff that happens during LCA is code that is
already pending to be merged (that's how the merge window is _supposed_ to
work, after all, but with the 2.6.24 release cycle being longer than usual
I suspect it's actually true in practice too).
And the second week of the merge window I'll be back again.
If I have bad bandwidth or am just goofing off during LCA, or if I end up
being too jetlagged to merge well after, that will obviously push out
things. And the same thing obviously goes for any other maintainer in the
I'd hope that the git users to be in fairly good condition (with hopefully
much of the stuff pending for 2.6.25 ready to go), and would worry more
about people like Andrew in particular. So let's see how this works out.
In short: I'm hoping that there won't be a big impact, but hey, let's be
flexible. Who knows what happens..
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