Nominating things for the 3.2 roadmap
pedro.lamarao at intersix.com.br
Tue Oct 10 12:41:03 UTC 2006
Vlad Dascalu escreveu:
> I wanted to share the Linux "roadmap" thing, maybe it's useful for
> Bugzilla (or not).
> According to Linus, Linux is "evolution", not "inteligent design". The
> way Linux expandes is governed by its contributors. They have a 2-week
> window in which they merge all the features that got coded during the
> previous freeze, and after that it's stabilization, and release. And
> after that it starts all over again.
> There's no roadmap in the Linux world from this point of view.
> Well, ok, there are lots of roadmaps in the Linux world. Each company
> that depends on a specific device driver for the Linux OS has a
> roadmap regarding the schedule of getting the driver into the kernel,
> and stuff like that. But there is no "central", "approved" roadmap,
> because the only way to put a thing in the Linux roadmap is to work
> hard enough and be responsive enough in order to "carry" the patch in
> the Linus' tree.
> I do welcome any kind of coordonation in a project, but I think
> roadmaps, if mis-managed, can have a detrimental effect.
Mis-done things always hurt.
But compare the "Linux model" with the current "GCC model":
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