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Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering

From:  Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com>
To:  Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>
Subject:  Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering
Date:  Thu, 3 Mar 2005 08:43:53 -0800
Cc:  Jeff Garzik <jgarzik-AT-pobox.com>, "David S. Miller" <davem-AT-davemloft.net>, akpm-AT-osdl.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:23:39AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> So what's the problem with this approach? It would seem to make everybody
> happy: it would reduce my load, it would give people the alternate "2.6.x
> base kernel plus fixes only" parallell track, and it would _not_ have the 
> testability issue (because I think a lot of people would be happy to test 
> that tree, and if it was always based on the last 2.6.x release, there 
> would be no issues.
> 
> Anybody?

Well, I'm one person who has said that this would be a very tough
problem to solve.  And hey, I like tough problems, so I'll volunteer to
start this.  If I burn out, I'll take the responsibility of finding
someone else to take it over.

I really like the rules you've outlined, that makes it almost possible
to achieve sanity.

thanks,

greg k-h


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