>> When it's the Linux kernel release cycle, the words "release early, release often" come to everyone's mind, and the release speed is something of a lesson to be learned. An achievement of excellence with regards to software development.
> The kernel doesn't bundle 17 different libraries.
How is that related?
As far as I had understood both "roelofs" and "ringerc" were complaining about release speed, the time a release is maintained, and new features bringing new bugs. AFAICT that has nothing to do with bundling of libraries.