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Re: bits from the release team

On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Margarita Manterola wrote:

> On 1/3/06, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Why do you put the kernel together with the essential toolchain freeze, it
> > should be together with the rest of base, i believe.
> > [...]
> > We will have a kernel which is outdated by two versions at release time with
> > this plan, since there are about 1 kernel upstream release every 2 month.
> >
> > So, we will be asking the question about the upgradability of the kernel later
> > during this release process, and i believe that it is not something which
> > should be ignored. Already you are considering upgrading the sarge kernel
> > which has some trouble booting on a rather non-negligible quantity of
> > hardware, so having a two version outdated kernel at release time is not nice.
> I really don't think that having a four months out-dated kernel is
> that bad.  What is really important is to have stable kernels.  Past
> experience with the modified 2.6 release policy has shown that some
> 2.6 kernels are pretty stable and some others are quite crappy.

Not to mention that 2.6.15 requires a newer udev.  Who knows what other newer
things newer kernels might require.

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