Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 20th Sep 2006 07:02 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Linux The Linux kernel 2.6.18 was released, changelog is 3 MB in file size.
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Article Quality?
by charlieg on Wed 20th Sep 2006 11:06 UTC
charlieg
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2005-07-25

What the hell kind of article is this? No summary of changes, no description of any kind. Just "Linux update" with a tar.bz2 and changelog link. If I wanted that I'd subscribe to just kernel.org and forget sites like this.

Really, is that the best you guys can do? Is this how low OSNews is sinking just to announce things ahead of the rest? Why don't you just stop summarizing articles altogether!

This was very, very lazy Eugenia.

Here is a much more informative article on this topic:
http://kerneltrap.org/node/7144

Edited 2006-09-20 11:07

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RE: Article Quality?
by Schmeggma on Wed 20th Sep 2006 12:07 in reply to "Article Quality?"
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2006-01-14

While I agree that this Eugenia's post is a little sparse, to say the least, the one you linked to doesn't actually say much else, other than "Linus talked like a pirate."

I imagine an actual OSNews article containing only Linus's email summarising changes (and maybe mentioning pirates) would have attracted even more heated critisism for being a waste of time.

Edited 2006-09-20 12:08

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RE[2]: Article Quality?
by Sphinx on Wed 20th Sep 2006 14:08 in reply to "RE: Article Quality?"
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2005-07-09

Yarr! A new kernel off the port bow! Give her a broadside and prepare to be boarded.

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v RE[2]: Article Quality?
by kernelpanicked on Wed 20th Sep 2006 17:54 in reply to "RE: Article Quality?"
RE: Article Quality?
by JonO on Wed 20th Sep 2006 13:13 in reply to "Article Quality?"
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2005-09-23

What do you want, the 3mb changelog posted on the front page?

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RE[2]: Article Quality?
by Ford Prefect on Wed 20th Sep 2006 13:28 in reply to "RE: Article Quality?"
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2006-01-16

Other comments showed how to summarize the changes nicely or at least give helpfull links.

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RE[2]: Article Quality?
by Sphinx on Wed 20th Sep 2006 14:10 in reply to "RE: Article Quality?"
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2005-07-09

People... some would bitch if you gave them a new kernel.

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