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eWeek: Linux 2.5 Kernel Developers Get Global View

May 06, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Few Linux kernel developers have had the luxury of seeing the big picture of their efforts. Usually what's available are only specific pictures of problems in their component area.

"But officials of Open Source Development Lab Inc. have changed that. OSDL now compiles every new release of the 2.5 kernel and publishes the results and the benchmark, allowing the thousands of developers in the community to fix the errors and warnings that show up.

"Lab directors said there was a need for a global view of what is and isn't working in the kernel, said John Cherry, OSDL's engineering manager, in Beaverton, Ore..."

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