A users thoughts on the new dev. model

From: Evan Hisey
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 10:09:01 EST

To the Dev list:
First, thanks for all the work on the kernel. I try to keep up with the list via both KernelTrap and Kerneltraffic. Today I just saw the discussion on the new development model. As an end use of the vanilla tree, I would like to point out that a large number of people and projects rely on the vanilla kernel to be the stable tree do to the overly varied and random patching nature of vendor supplied kernels making them hard to call reliable. In the case of my preferred distro Slackware, the distro itself expects the vanilla tree to be stable and reliable enough to not need any patches. I believe this is the case for a large number off distro' s and end users. Thank you for your time. Please send any flames,comments, or complaints via CC, as I am not sucribed to the list.
Evan Hisey
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