Less full kernel source downloads

Eric Princen (eprincen@maad.com)
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 10:42:21 -0600

I'm not sure if this was brought up already and I'm almost tempted to just
keep out of this whole thing, but I do have a suggestion that may help.
Sorry if someone already suggested this. I'm not trying to cop your idea.

Why don't the full source tarballs only get put up periodically? How about
just putting up linux-2.1.(x%y).tar.bz2 where y is 10 for example? You can
then get the tarball every 10 if you are paranoid, but you have to use
patches to go up within each linux decade. I think even the paranoid may
get more comfortable with patches as a result and maybe skip the next
available tarball since patches are so much more convenient. BTW, I'm not
opposed to the .tar.gz versions being up as well, I just like bz2 myself.

An addtion could be to also put up occasional versions that appear to be
extremely successful and are suggested for use for people that want an "
extremely stable development kernel", whatever that is. <g>

-Eric ;-)

Eric Princen
Micro Analysis & Design
"As you make your way through this hectic world of ours,
set aside a few minutes each day.
At the end of the year, you'll have a couple days saved up"

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