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Re: kernel development approach for fedora



Mail Lists wrote:
   Linus switched kernel development away from large releases (odd/even
major numbers) with infrequent release cycles and instead switched to
something more continuous - essentially small  rapid changes and
frequent snapshots to stable.

   Would the kernel release style be suited to fedora - for much the
same reasons possibly. They seem to manage getting big changes in there
too. And it would be in spirit with the bleeding edge of we desire in
fedora.

   This mode would be basically always updating and never/seldom
installing .. perhaps by some measure the rawhide to stable is similar
.. but there are definite differences. As rawhide is not merged into
stable ..so our current method seems to resemble the older kernel
development approach.

   Curious what others think

We regularly rebase packages, including the kernel, to new upstream versions after a release, but we do this only after they've received significant testing exposure in rawhide and updates-testing. If you want the bleeding-edge packages, just enable the rawhide repository by default and pray that nothing breaks.

-- Chris


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