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Why are people surprised?

Why are people surprised?

Posted Mar 10, 2005 14:31 UTC (Thu) by amarjan (guest, #25108)
In reply to: Is the kernel development process broken? by Duncan
Parent article: Is the kernel development process broken?

Those wanting ultra-stable kernels aren't /supposed/ to be running the kernel, with the current 2.6 arrangement.

Thanks for posting that, it confirmed my understanding from previous articles. Which makes me wonder why people are surprised that the kernel isn't getting as much testing as it used to: many potential casual testers were specifically warned off from testing it, and told to use distribution kernels instead.

Also, the churn is too much for would-be casual testers to track. That's certainly the case with me. I used to run kernels, up to about 2.6.5, but the rate of change got to be too much (and sometimes the changes were a bit scary), and it was simply far easier for me to install newer kernel versions from my distribution.

Or am I missing something?

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