KernelTrap has interviewed David Weinehall, the maintainer of the 2.0 Linux kernel. David became the 2.0 maintainer in December of 1999, after Alan Cox moved on to work full time on the 2.2 kernel. In this interview David talks about what’s involved in maintaining the 2.0 kernel, who uses it, when we can expect the impending release of 2.0.40, and more.
Interview With 2.0 Linux Kernel Maintainer
Submitted by Jeremy Andrews 2004-02-04 Linux 10 Comments
if 1.0 and 1.2 are still maintained. I have my doubts, but I’d be surpised if so.
Are there any distributions of Linux (older versions of course) using kernel 2.0.x that are still supported by a vendor (original or other)?
I’ve been waiting for 2.0.40 forever! I think 2.0.39 has been out for -several- years. (article seems to confirm this)
I am not usually into using -pre versions, even though there’s nothing inherently wrong with them.
I remember I e-mailed David about a year ago, and he was and he was assuring me that 2.0.40 was just about to be released ;o))))
Running a 2.0.x kernel when 2.6 is out… how retro.
P.S. I loved BBSing. I wish I could do that again, with true ANSI, and that game about knights, armors, weapons, the bank…. I forgot the name, I spent countless hours playing it.
Maybe…? I remember I could buy armor and weapon depending on how much money I had. And I could put money in the bank.. and I would go around beating up creatures and collecting points… And the most hitpoints I would collect by fighting other players.
I could talk to a bard once a day, and sometimes that wuld increase my hitpoints or something.
Do you know of any telnet BBS that has it?
By a vendor? I don’t know. However, some floppy-based distros like Freesco are still using that kernel.
Legend of the red dragon…
RIP graphics, anyone?
Actually there is, by a major one .
groug portage #ls /usr/portage/sys-kernel/vanilla-sources/
yes, that’s right, this is on Gentoo (so it might now “qualify”, but then its in the tree after all..).
I even seem to remember seing some people running it according to gentoo-stats, when that was still online. Hard to tell what’s the situation now, as gentoo-stats went away almost a year ago (did not take the stress, new implementation is in the works..).
i dint know that there is a kernel maintainer here in my hometown umeå.
well atleast i know hwo i should call for support if im going to use the 2.0 kernel
I think it was call “The Pit” i played that alot myself Wildcat was the BBS software to have at the time. Amazing how much fun you can have with a 386SX and a 2400 Baud modem and procomm plus. Downloading nudie pics took forever though.
The 2.0 kernel was an awsome kernel but i can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to upgrade to the latest.