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Re: What makes a production kernel?



Once upon a time, Eric Hattemer <hattenator imapmail org> said:
> This is the most solid point to come out of this discussion.  I 
> understand that NVIDIA can't patch their drivers for a kernel that isn't 
> being used.  I don't know whether its practical, but a better solution 
> would be to let NVIDIA know that their drivers will not work on the 
> kernels of the future, but stick to the working kernels in the mean 
> time.

That is exactly the purpose of test releases.  If NVidia wants their
driver to work on Fedora Core 2, they can be working on it now with the
FC2 test releases.  Test releases are not intended for production use,
so people shouldn't be expecting to install them and have them work just
like the FC1 release.

If they want to see where the kernel is going, they should follow the
linux-kernel list.  It is a pretty open process.
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.



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