[Ksummit-2008-discuss] A suggestion for Linux 3.0

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Sat Aug 30 22:21:23 PDT 2008


On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 11:22:21PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Can't we do all of the above today in our current model?  Or is it just
> > a marketing thing to bump to 3.0?  If so, should we just pick a release
> > and say, "here, 2.6.31 is the last 2.6 kernel and for the next 3 months
> > we are just going to rip things out and create 3.0"?
> > 
> > Or how do you all envision such an effort happening?
> 
> I thought it might be useful to actually draw some definite lines so we
> can actually get around to throwing stuff out rather than letting it rot
> forever and also if its well telegraphed both give people a chance to fix
> where the line goes and - yes - as a marketing thing as much as anything
> else to define the line in a way that non-techies, press etc get.
> 
> Plus it appeals to my sense of the open source way of doing things
> differently - a major release about getting rid of old junk not about
> adding more new wackiness people don't need 8)

That does sound nice, it might be fun to do, spend 3 months putting the
kernel on a diet :)

thanks,

greg k-h

> 
> Alan


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