Re: metadata plugins (was Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.org regarding reiser4 inclusion)
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 08:48:44 EST
> >> Most users not only cannot patch a kernel, they don't know what a patch
> >> is. It most certainly does.
> > obviously you can provide complete kernels, including precompiled ones.
> > Most distros have a yum or apt or similar tool to suck down packages,
> > it's trivial for users to add a site to that, so you could provide
> > packages if you want and make it easy for them.
> What's more, many distros patch their kernels extensively. They listen
> to their users, too. So if there are a lot of users wanting this to be
> in the kernel, let them complain -- loudly -- to their distro to patch
> for Reiser4.
This is not true any more. SUSE (and RedHat) really try not to add
patches to their kernels unless patch is obvious bugfix or merged to
some later mainline. Yeah, we do exceptions, but getting exception is
*way* harder than it used to be.
Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
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