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Re: [SLE] http://www.kernel.org/ any good?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 23:16:32 +0200
  • Message-id: <200410122316.32696.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday, 12 October 2004 23.01, JW wrote:
> AJ >On Tuesday, 12 October 2004 01.34, Patrick B. O'Brien wrote:
> AJ >> Any body ever go out to the http://www.kernel.org/ site, grab and
> update AJ >> their kernel?
> AJ >
> AJ >yes, I've done it once or twice
> AJ >
> AJ >> How did it go,
> AJ >
> AJ >Sometimes well, sometimes not so well. Now that kernel.org has
> abandoned AJ >the "even means stable, odd means development" thing,
> getting vanilla AJ >kernels has become even more of a crap shoot than it
> was before.
>
> What are you talking about abandoning the version number scheme?
> .1, .3, .5, .7 etc are development kernels.

This isn't true anymore, after the latest kernel summit meeting this was more
or less abandoned, and big changes that have nothing to do with bug fixes go
in to the 2.6 kernel as though it were 2.7. It caused quite a stir on the
kernel mailing list when it became public knowledge. Essentially, the current
scheme is that changes go into Andrew Morton's tree for a while, until it is
deemed stable enough, and then it's merged into mainline. In contrast to how
it used to work, with major changes and alterations being postponed to the
next development tree. This means development proceeds faster, but it also
means things are in a constant state of flux

This is why Linus hasn't opened up a 2.7 tree yet.

http://lwn.net/Articles/95312/

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