Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2006 19:39 UTC
Linux News reports out of LinuxTag late last week have Andrew Morton, the second highest ranking Linux kernel developer, calling for a bug-fixing cycle to cut down on the growing number of bugs found in the latest kernel release. NewsForge contacted the number one man on the Linux project, Linus Torvalds, who acknowledged it might be the right time for a "bug cycle".
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is just human nature
by TechGeek on Tue 9th May 2006 01:09 UTC
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2006-01-14

Problem is that these guys are human. Now who wants to sit around all day cleaning up stuff when they could be working on ultra cool feature X? nobody. The problem is that often times people dont follow up with their bug reports or the bugs dont reach the right people. So much code is getting changed that its a never ending cycle. Unless you stop every once in a while and let things get caught up.

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RE: is just human nature
by eMagius on Tue 9th May 2006 01:42 in reply to "is just human nature"
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2005-07-06

Now who wants to sit around all day cleaning up stuff when they could be working on ultra cool feature X? nobody.

Nobody except Theo and the OpenBSD team.

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RE[2]: is just human nature
by twenex on Tue 9th May 2006 05:55 in reply to "RE: is just human nature"
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2006-04-21

Mostly what they seem to be doing these days is blathering on about how much better they and their OS are than everyone and everything else. I'd hardly call a partitioning program that doesn't demand you create partitions by typing out absolute cylinder address [satire] in hex around a cauldron during a full moon [/satire] an "ultra cool feature". I'd say it's pretty standard.

No remote holes in the /default install/? Come on guys, the level of functionality in OpenBSD's default install is even less than XP's. How about using those genius brains to audit MySQL or K3b?

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RE: is just human nature
by John Nilsson on Tue 9th May 2006 06:37 in reply to "is just human nature"
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2005-07-06

Problem is that these guys are human. Now who wants to sit around all day cleaning up stuff when they could be working on ultra cool feature X? nobody.

Actually I think you are wrong. Taking myself as example I know I'd LOVE to clean up and refractor my code. If only I didn't feel guilty for not working on new features for my employer.

So maybe the correct question is: Who would pay for it?

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