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Re: Kernel snapshots and kernel versions



On 11/7/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I this video:
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1742374580386548257&q=andrew+morton+linux+kernel&total=3&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0
> >
> > Andrew Morton talks about some aspects of the linux kernel. Near the
> > end of the video, he talks about how to contribute and he says that
> > both Fedora and Open Suse provide -linus snapshots of the kernel.
> >
> > I couldn't find this snapshots. Could any of you point me to the proper place?
>
> Fedora tends to follow upstream quickly so the new releases of the
> kernel are available in the standard repository. The development
> repository (Rawhide) would have the latest snapshots. Also refer
>
> http://people.redhat.com/davej/
>
> > My second question is: How far are the Fedora kernels from the
> > equivalent Vanilla ones? Andrew says it's okay to use Fedora/Open Suse
> > kernels to report problems. Does this means that these kernels are
> > very close to the vanilla version?
>
> Yes or atleast that's the goal.
>
> http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/85039.html
>
> This is not just for the kernel but for the entire distribution on the
> whole.
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WhyUpstream
>
> Rahul

Thanks for the information and for the links. I'll have a look to them.

Cheers

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