Distributions typically use modified versions of the standard kernel
anyway. The kernel development schedule has never been based around
the needs of any particular distribution or distributions.
> I'd love to see regular (say once a week) releases -preX releases and no
> more than 10 -pre releases before a -rc. No more than 4 -rc's (released no
> more than 2 weeks apart) before a new version. Faster full version releases
> would also be fine with me.
It doesn't make sense to limit the number of -pre releases and release
candidates - they are needed to make sure, as far as possible, that
the actual release is stable.
> - Marcello doesn't participate (much) on the kernel list
> - Alan Cox seems to provide 90% of the patches to the 2.4.x series
> However I get the feeling that patches for 2.4.x are more and more directed
> to him rather than Marcello...
I don't see a problem with this, (although we shouldn't just be lazy,
and send all patches to Alan when there are more appropriate people).
Just because somebody is maintaining a subsystem or kernel tree, does
not mean that they have to do the most work, or that nobody else is
expected to edit that code.
> My personal interest in this is that my laptop is not yet working 100%...
> (see http://margo.student.utwente.nl/simon/ongoing/jade8060.php)
I had a quick look, and it looks like it's 95% working, though :-).
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