Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 08:59:21 EST


> > The fact that not a script, but Linus Torvalds, decides that the tree is
> > in a state he likes to share with others. You have been doing -pre's all
> > this time, it's just that you are calling them -rc's.
> No.
> I used to do "-pre", a long time ago. Exactly because they were
> synchronization points for developers.
> These days, that's pointless. We keep the tree in pretty good working
> order (certainly as good as my -pre's ever were) constantly, and
> developers who need to can synchronize with either the BK tree or the
> nightly snapshots. The fact is, 99% of the developers don't even need to

Actually, sync to -pre is easier than sync to -bk snapshot:
* you get incremental patches from
* there's reasonable number of pre-s so that you can be up-to-date without
syncing each day

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