Linux Journal: The Need for Speed and Automation

“The open-source world of Linux software development is evolving
at an explosive rate. Patches, features and functions are being
submitted at an extremely rapid pace. Have you ever wondered how
those who are in control stay abreast of this overwhelming amount
of change? How can anyone be expected to be aware of all the
interactions that can and do take place between one or more
patches? The people responsible for this minor miracle certainly
are more than capable at what they do, which is why they are doing
it. The reality of the situation, however, is there is more going
on, more code interactions taking place, than even a team of the
brightest people realistically can keep up with. As a result of
this process, many functional and performance problems aren’t
recognized until the code has been released…”