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WHAT’S NEW IN KERNEL DEVELOPMENT
Google’s Mike Waychison has posted
some patches to organize Google-specific
firmware used in its servers. These
patches were met with approval by
Alan Cox and Greg Kroah-Hartman,
although Google’s servers remain
unavailable for purchase by the public.
Perhaps that will change soon.
Chris Wright officially is no longer
on the stable kernel team, and he has
not been involved in that project for
some time. Greg Kroah-Hartman will
continue his effort to release several
short-term stable versions of each kernel,
during the intervals between official
releases from Linus Torvalds. Long-term stable trees in the 2. 6 series are
maintained by Andi Kleen, Willy
Tarreau, Paul Gortmaker and others.
The ancient versioning system, CVS,
still is being used by some kernel devel-
opers in spite of the advent of git, and
Sebastian Andrzej Siewior recently
posted a patch supporting those devel-
opers. His patch took out all the stale
CVS $Id$ tags sprinkled throughout
the kernel that were confusing CVS.
Apparently, some developers are syncing
the kernel sources from git and then
feeding the whole tree into a CVS
repository before working on it—bizarre.
But, it’s a great testament to the hardi-
ness of CVS after so many years and so
many attempts to find something better.