Re: New dev model (was [PATCH] delete devfs)

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Fri Jul 23 2004 - 15:12:41 EST

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 01:28:27PM -0700, Kevin Fox wrote:

> How is this any different then the old dev model with very short release
> cycles? (Other then keeping a "2." prefixed forever)

Currently, the old stable tree will be supported for several years even
after the new stable tree opens (2.0 and 2.2 seem to be quite dead today
and might even miss several security fixes but 2.4 is still
well-maintained). If you use a 2.4 kernel today you know that you can
follow 2.4 for the next year without risking big breakages.

With the new dev model, I assume noone will maintain a 2.6.8 tree for
several years.



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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