official course of action for features of newer kernels

mark jackson markjackson at gmx.at
Fri Aug 4 20:38:25 BST 2006


Ben Collins schrieb:
> On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 09:14 +0200, mark jackson wrote:
>> Dear Kernel-Team!
>>
>> Could you please explain me in short words how the kernel is managed;
>> i have seen the changelog for the current version here:
>>
>> http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux-source-2.6.15/linux-source-2.6.15_2.6.15-26.45/changelog
>>
>> it seems to me that you are backporting some things from current
>> official kernels ( very good!);
>>
>> but still the situation is not so clear for me;
>>
>> * when is something backported and when not?
> 
> Usually when a bug report is filed, and the fix is clear and tested, and
> not very intrusive.
> 
>> * how is it about current hardware?
> 
> Not sure of the question, but generally the dapper kernel works with all
> current hardware. Sometimes we need to add new PCI id's to existing
> drivers, but that's about it.
> 
>> * and how is the relation to current kernels in debian-unstable;
> 
> No relation at all.
> 

thanks for this quick reply;
Best Regards from Austria
Mark



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