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Re: kernel



"Stanisław T. Findeisen" wrote:
> Why doesn't Fedora use vanilla Linux kernel?

Because packages need to be patched to integrate with the rest of the
distribution and the kernel is no exception.

Because Fedora is about shipping new technologies which sometimes have to be
backported to stable releases and the kernel is no exception.

And to ask back: Why should it?

One of Fedora's goals is to stay close to upstream (and in fact some other
distributions have a lot more kernel patches than Fedora does), but that
doesn't mean we ship completely vanilla upstream software without regards
to things like system integration. If we just did that (and if it even
worked, which is not always the case), what would be the purpose of the
distribution?

        Kevin Kofler


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