Re: 2.5.60 cheerleading...

Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 17:20:55 EST

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:57:56 CST, Paul Larson said:

> Since Linus hasn't chimed in yet, I'm guessing that's exactly what
> happened. I'm not trying to improve his workflow, but rather the
> workflow of anyone who might be interested in getting more involved in
> 2.5 testing.

What would help a lot of people (certainly me, at least), would be if
somebody kept a well-publicized "already known errata" list along with
(possibly unofficial) work-around patches. Something along the line of:

compile fails in drivers/widget/fooby.c with error:
undefined structure member 'blat' in line 1149.
To fix: apply <this patch>

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:11:17 +0000 (GMT), John Bradford said:

> You can always use 2.5.X-BK1 to get the fixes that we would probably
> have been in 2.5.X if Linus had done more extensive testing on it
> before releasing it.

Almost but not quite what I meant - unless -BK1 is reserved for after-release
whoops and doesn't contain "new stuff for release N+1". If -BK1 is only
bugfixes, that would be good.

				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Senior Engineer
				Virginia Tech

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