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KernelTrap: Defining Stable Trees, Released

Mar 09, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Greg KH and Chris Wright continue to finalize how the -stable Linux kernel tree will work in an email Greg described as, 'everything you ever wanted to know about Linux 2.6 -stable releases.' Provided as patches against the last official 2.6.x release, the -stable branch uses 2.6.x.y numbering. The list of requirements for includable patches has been further refined, while a proceedure for submitting patches, specifics for a review cycle, and mention of a review committee were added. New patches will generally be in review for 48 hours before the patch is added to the -stable tree. If any single member of the review committee votes against the patch, it will be dropped from the queue and not included in a stable release..."

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