[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Jun 18 18:01:30 UTC 2012


On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 01:28:47PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> In the interest of progress, the one suggestion I'd have that
> immediately comes to mind is changing the timing of the RC releases.
> Right now they seem to be following a "RC Friday afternoon, release
> Monday" kind of schedule.  That probably works well for the maintainer
> of the release, but it makes testing things out from a distro
> perspective somewhat harder.  Most of us are gone by Friday afternoon,
> if not physically then certainly mentally.  Switching to RC monday,
> release thurs might be helpful.

Ok, I can do that now if you like, I just get fed up with the tree on
Friday and usually want to flush it out by then just to get rid of it :)

> > The toughest part for me right now is finding all the patches to apply,
> > (i.e. digging through distro kernel trees) and dealing with random
> > emails from people who don't read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt.
> 
> I think we can improve the distro side of things, yes.  

That would always be appreciated.

greg k-h


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