[techtalk] Re: Technical issues (was Re: [grrltalk]
jdike at karaya.com
Tue Nov 21 23:37:53 EST 2000
mary at creative.net.au said:
> Well I think Linux kernel is declared stable when there are no
> *showstoppers* - I don't know about no *bugs*.
There will be bugs. They will be squashed in succeeding 2.4 releases, as is
happening with 2.2 right now. The thing with a new stable series is that the
user base instantly grows by a lot. Pretty much the only people running
2.4.0-test kernels now are developers and people wanting to be on the bleeding
edge. A lot more people are going to run 2.4.0, even though it won't be very
different from the last 2.4.0-test kernel. The larger number of people
banging on it will expose bugs that weren't seen before.
> But I'm sure there are people on this list who follow linux
> development a bit more closely than I do (says she running kernel
I maintain one of the kernel ports, and I'm running 2.2.5, heh.
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