Embedded Linux Flag Version
[Kernel] Posted Nov 4, 2010 22:30 UTC (Thu) by jake
As a result of discussions held at two recent embedded Linux summits (and reported back to the recent Kernel Summit), the community has decided to identify specific kernel versions as "flag versions" to try to reduce "version fragmentation". On the linux-embedded mailing list, Tim Bird (architecture group chair for the CE Linux Forum) has announced that 2.6.35 will be the first embedded flag version, and it will be supported by (at least) Sony, Google, MeeGo, and Linaro.
it should be explained what having a flag version means. It means that
suppliers and vendors throughout the embedded industry will be
encouraged to use a particular version of the kernel for software
development, integration and testing. Also, industry and community
developers agree to work together to maintain a long-term stable branch
of the flag version of the kernel (until the next flag version is
declared), in an effort to share costs and improve stability and quality."
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