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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RE[2]: Hah
by archiesteel on Sun 7th May 2006 02:38 UTC
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

In his case, it's more highly informed speculation.

Indeed. And the fact is that, as the lead maintainer, most developers will in fact listen to him, so this is a good thing - it means that some more focus should be put on bug fixing.

Without going back to the old odd/even number systems, it might be a good idea to designate "milestone" versions, which are known to be stable and have less bugs than other versions (though they may have less features or performance). Just a thought.

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