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Re: Linux 3.2 in Debian 7.0

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:51:38AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 03:46:29AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> > Greg,
>> >
>> > We've decided to go with Linux 3.2 for the next Debian stable release,
>> > so we'll be interested in a 3.2.y longterm series.  I believe there was
>> > a volunteer from Ubuntu to look after that once you've had enough of it,
>> > but I seem to have lost the relevant mail.
>> I will not be handing any stable/longterm maintance over to anyone who
>> does not have a _lot_ of kernel community experience, so that seems to
>> rule out just about all Ubuntu developers at this point in time from
>> what I can tell.
>> As I think this will be a Debian/Ubuntu thing only, I don't know if
>> keeping the kernel.org version around for any length of time is really
>> going to help much out here, do you?
> There is no connection between Debian and Ubuntu kernel packages,
> unlike many other packages that are co-maintained or copied between
> the distributions.  So it is valuable to have a distinct upstream
> branch as the basis for our respective Linux kernel packages.
> A longterm 3.2.y branch might also be useful for Fedora 16, though
> the Fedora maintainers may prefer to carry on updating to newer
> mainline releases.

Iffy on whether Fedora would use it.  If anything, it would be more useful for
Fedora 15 than Fedora 16.  We'll likely rebase F16 to 3.3 as soon as 3.3.1 is

I do appreciate the thoughts though.  Once we get closer to a 3.3 rebase, we
might revisit.


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