[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Process issues, device model, stable

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Tue Jun 19 20:37:25 UTC 2012


Quoting Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org>:

> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 17:52 +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
>
>>
>> So I fear that linux-devel would lull some people into a false sense
>> of security. They'll cook their patches there for a week or two, and
>> then dump them into linux-next when Linus announces "-rc7 is the last
>> release candidate", and then send a please-pull a week later. If the
>> patches touch some out of the mainstream area ... then they'll have
>> had virtually no actual testing (beyond what the developer did).
>
> Ideally, development should go into the linux-devel, and anything that
> goes into linux-next from linux-devel should wait a full release cycle
> before going to Linus's tree.
>
That would effectively delay new development by a full release cycle.  
I don't think that would be a good idea.

Guenter



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