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KernelTrap: Linux: 2.6 and 2.7 Release Management

Jul 10, 2002, 11:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"A recent discussion on the lkml debated whether the 2.6 and 2.7 kernels should be released at the same time instead of first stabilizing the 2.6 'stable tree' then branching the 2.7 'development tree'. The theory behind the proposition is to keep 'new' things from going into 2.6 once it is released, focusing instead only on making it stable. On the flip side of this argument is the possibility that with a 2.7 kernel in development, there will be too little focus on stabilizing the 2.6 kernel.

"The resulting debate makes for an interesting read. Much of the thread follows..."

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