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KernelTrap: What's Left to Merge by 2.6?

Jul 19, 2002, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Guillaume Boissiere, maintainer of the Linux Kernel 2.5 Status list, recently posted a new version of his list divided into three categories: 'likely to be merged before the Halloween feature freeze', 'likely not to be ready by Halloween', and 'ongoing work'. He prefaced his list by asking, 'Do you think the breakdown is realistic?'.

"Among those to answer was Dave Jones, who provided a wealth of information regarding upcoming 2.5 projects. Regarding the list of items to be merged after the feature freeze, Robert Love suggested, 'Easily 90% of this stuff should _not_ go in after the freeze. It either needs to make it in now or hold its breath until 2.7.' Rik van Riel agreed, 'What we need is a 2.6 that is relatively easy to stabilise, not one that'll take until 2.6.20 to become stable.' Guillaume followed up with a new copy of the list based on the received feedback, this time broken into five sections..."

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