Re: what's the next LTSI kernel version for long-term support

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Feb 25 2013 - 22:34:41 EST

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:06:56AM +0800, Barry Song wrote:
> Hi Greg/All,
> we have seen 3.4 was announced to be an LTSI in Aug, 2012. I'd like to
> know what is the next LTSI version since we might want to align our
> next release with LTSI.

Who is "we" here?

> That might help us to plan the release cycle.

As I've stated before, I do not announce the long-term kernel ahead of
time, we did that once in the past and it was a total mess. I announce
it _after_ the kernel is released.

I have also stated that 3.8 is NOT going to be a long-term kernel, that
would mean I would be handling 3 long-term kernels at once, plus 1-2
"normal" stable kernels. That is a sure way to drive me crazy and burn

> BTW, how many people and SoC vendors in ARM communicaty want to align
> your releases with LTSI?

I do not know. There was an LTSI meeting last week at ELC where this
was discussed, I suggest you ask the people who attended it. I was
there, but it's not up to me to release the meeting minutes, and I
wasn't taking notes, sorry.


greg k-h
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