Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2008 13:11 UTC, submitted by RJop
Linux Linus Torvalds has released Linux 2.6.24. "The release is out there (both git trees and as tarballs/patches), and for the next week many kernel developers will be at (or flying into/out of) LCA in Melbourne, so let's hope it's a good one. Nothing earth-shattering happened since -rc8, although the new set of ACPI blacklist entries and some network driver updates makes the diffstat show that there was more than the random sprinkling of one-liners all over the tree. But most of it really is one-liners, and mostly not very exciting ones at that."
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Geoff Gigg
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2006-01-21

Everything you say is true, and was either stated or implied in my post, which is why I said the risk is trivial.

My point, a tiny one, was that this is not the normal practice in software development. Not just because of risk, but also optics. Just try to make a major release at your workplace, and then leave for any reason, even if you promise to stay in touch, take your laptop, etc. [Note too that flying time to Australia from North America is not negligible (as Linus points out), as well as effects of jet-lag.] It just doesn't happen. That's not FUD, but reality. In any event, I'm glad to see a new kernel milestone. Incremental, continuous improvement is great and produces real, tangible user benefits.

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