Re: 2.0.31 : please!

Joshua Snyder (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 11:02:50 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 13 Jul 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 14:38:32 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Phil Lewis <>
> > Maybe we need to take matters into our own hand? Lets put out a
> > 2.0.31 that fixes those bugs and announce it on
> > comp.os.linux.announce. 2.0.X seems abandoned to me.
> I guess you did not get Dave Miller's message that said he will
> spend all of next week on 2.0.31.
> Please everyone make up your minds, I would not mind to be saved a
> week or so of work for unnappreciative people...

It is the hard work of people like Dave that make Linux so great. The
2.0.x kernel is not abandoned. The work on the source tree is just
going a little more slowly now. This is just something that we have to
deal with. Even the general slowing of kernel release's has many benefits.
The code is better tested and it makes Linux less of a running target,
which is one of the biggest complaints of commercial developers. If you
have to have a new kernel every few weeks try 2.1.x ,if you need a stable
kernel then you have two options. Don't pressure a premature release of
2.0.31, so 2.0.31 will be the stable kernel that we all want. Or help
Dave and other's with 2.0.31 the most stable kernel since 1.2.13....