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eWeek: Torvalds: How to Keep Linux Kernel on Course

Aug 10, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"The rapid pace of Linux development appeared to hit a roadblock last year with the industry's decision to forestall development of the Linux 2.7 kernel. Linux vendors and developers wondered if tweaking a single, stable 2.6 kernel could work in practice.

"According to open-source insiders, the move to create separate kernel trees for technology testing and bug fixes, which are then incorporated into the stable kernel when ready, has been a huge success, pleasing both kernel developers and the vendors who distribute the open-source operating system..."

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