Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th May 2008 18:40 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Back in April 2008, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth pitched the idea of major open source projects synchronising their release cycles on a 6 month period. Projects like gcc, the Linux kernel, GNOME, KDE, as well as the distributions, would work out an acceptable release schedule. It would allow for easier collaboration between the various projects, and hardware vendors would be better able to support Linux since all major distributions would ship with the same kernel version.
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RE: Good idea
by ephracis on Tue 20th May 2008 09:15 UTC in reply to "Good idea"
ephracis
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2007-09-23

It's more of a business thing. If all major distributions ends up using the same version of gcc, the linux kernel, etc in their releases (which in turn are released in the same time-frame) hardware vendors for example will have an easier time supporting those releases with drivers.

It's not really about bringing new features of underlying libraries to the users in a different way or a faster way, it's more of how to make Linux more attractive to the enterprises.

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