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Thread: Linux 3.15-rc5 Was Released Early Because It's Big

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    Default Linux 3.15-rc5 Was Released Early Because It's Big

    Phoronix: Linux 3.15-rc5 Was Released Early Because It's Big

    Due to a complicated travel schedule and because -rc5 is already bigger than 3.15-rc3 and 3.15-rc4, the fifth weekly RC version of the Linux 3.15 kernel was released two days early...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4NjU

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    So rc6 will be the inevitable "this is too big for this stage" release?

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    Well he is in a good mood this week. When I read the article title I was expecting some trademark Linus snark.
    Instead I read a statement that sounded like it was proofread by someone with sensativity training.

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    We might have broken through to where maintaining the kernel's size is not as important as adding features.
    I can only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grndzro View Post
    We might have broken through to where maintaining the kernel's size is not as important as adding features.
    I can only hope.
    His complaints during RC mode having nothing to do with the kernel's size, or adding features.

    It's about stability and testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    His complaints during RC mode having nothing to do with the kernel's size, or adding features.

    It's about stability and testing.
    +1. It's about the amount of changes that happen between rc's. Obviously Linus is talking about the quantity of bug-fixing when he's saying "a big release." The number of changes to files is inversely proportional to Linus' mood.

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