On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info> wrote:
On 17.10.2008 16:10, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 08:03:39AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 06:33:49AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
>>> Anyone planning to respin the F-9 kernel with a .27 base? Webcams! :)
>> I'd recommend waiting until at least the first batch of -stable patches
>> is released.
Which BTW are being prepared right now ("Responses should be made by Sat,
October 18, 18:00:00 UTC.").
> We're going to wait until F-8 is EOL before doing that in F-9.
EOL for F8 is round about around Christmas afaics. I suppose nobody wants to
do such a big update right before the holidays. Thus it might get delayed
until early January; even more due to the time in updates-testing. 2.6.28 by
then will be in its final stages or might be released already.
IOW: The plan sounds quite odd to me. Even worse: Users will get quite
confused -- they are used to getting new major kernels as regular Fedora
update round about 2-4 weeks after upstream released them.
So why not push 2.6.27 for F9 soon? Chances are good that by putting it in
updates-testing for F9 soon we'll find some bugs in 2.6.27 that we can fix
in both F9 and rawhide -- thus the kernel for F10 will get in better shape
as we already use the kernel in rawhide it should be easier to create
a stable build for f9. (bugs are getting fixed in/for rawhide anyway)