Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering

From: szonyi calin
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 07:57:25 EST

--- "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@xxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> Maybe I don't understand? Is someone expecting distro
> quality/stability from kernels?
> I don't, but maybe I'm one of those minorities.

yes. Some people (like me) would like to use from time to time
some _new_ stable kernel. It's annoying to see that sometimes
kernel people say that you have a hardware problem in 2.6.0
release and then the bug is silently fixed in a 2.6.5 release
for example.

The 2.6 kernel is not good enough for desktop -- sound skips on
a 700Mhz duron when there is a lot (50M of 256) of free memory
and mozilla is using CPU. 2.4 with preemptible patches was
better in that respect.

What i would like to really have is a stable version not a demo
version. I like testing but sometimes i also want stability and
it seems that a good enough 2.6 kernel is still away.
I don't care how you call it 2.6.x.y.z-rc-kappa i just want to
be sure that it will not mess up my system.
(and no, i'm not going to use <insert your favourite distro>
kernel )

Just my 2 euro cents (if somebody cares)

P.S. I know this message is late. Sorry if it annoys you.

A mouse is a device used to point at
the xterm you want to type in.
Kim Alm on a.s.r.

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