Compression formats for kernel.org
Posted Feb 19, 2010 0:01 UTC (Fri) by gdt
In reply to: Compression formats for kernel.org
Parent article: Compression formats for kernel.org
But you are asking users to do exactly that when reporting errors. The LKML doesn't like reports against distribution kernels, it prefers reports again a recent kernel.org kernel.
So if you want decent error reports then you've got to make it easy for users — even beginners who have no interest in Linux beyond this one bug that is making their life hell — to download, compile, install and run the kernel.org kernel on their otherwise stock operating system.
If you don't want decent error reports and real user testing of recent kernels, then by all means use tools that aren't packaged with recent distributions. In summary: move tar.bz2 to whatever but keep tar.gz.
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