Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by JMcCarthy
Linux Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects are appearing in the 2.6 kernel and is considering drastic action to resolve it. "I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them," Morton said, in a talk at the LinuxTag conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday.
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Fedora Perspective
by Rahul on Sat 6th May 2006 18:08 UTC
Rahul
Member since:
2005-07-06

Dave Jones, Fedora Kernel maintainer's take on this seems interesting.

http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/37851.html

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RE: Fedora Perspective
by JCooper on Sat 6th May 2006 18:41 in reply to "Fedora Perspective"
JCooper Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't understand Dave's comments...

That's a ton of bugs, and there's very little duplication. The vast majority of those 681 bugs are valid upstream bugs, yet none of them are in the upstream bugzilla. [...[ (And before someone suggests launchpad, just "no.". k?)

Why not Launchpad? Is this not the exact problem it is designed to work for? Does anyone have any further insight - surely if there are legitimate reasons behind not using Launchpad, those issues could be addressed to make it fit better?

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RE[2]: Fedora Perspective
by renox on Wed 10th May 2006 11:26 in reply to "RE: Fedora Perspective"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

He answered to this question in the comments:
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Launchpad's approach of being a 'meta-bugtracker' tracking other bug-trackers is interesting, but a) from what I've seen of it so far, it's painfully unpleasant to use. b) it's closed source.
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RE: Fedora Perspective
by taos on Sat 6th May 2006 18:43 in reply to "Fedora Perspective"
taos Member since:
2005-11-16

Good to know his take on the issue.

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RE: Fedora Perspective
by alcibiades on Sat 6th May 2006 19:32 in reply to "Fedora Perspective"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

Yes, excellent reference and very interesting.

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