Sunday, October 12, 2003


Torvalds starts locking down next Linux | CNET News.com  

Torvalds starts locking down next Linux | CNET News.com: "Torvalds starts locking down next Linux
Last modified: October 9, 2003, 12:24 PM PDT
By Stephen Shankland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Linux leader Linus Torvalds has moved the development of the upcoming 2.6 kernel of the open-source operating system to a new phase aimed solely at making the heart of the OS less likely to crash.

Torvalds released version 2.6.0-test7 of the Linux kernel Wednesday, saying he and 2.6 leader Andrew Morton now are directing programmers to focus on stability rather than cleaning up the code.
'I and Andrew are trying to calm down development, and I do not want to see patches that don't fix a real and clear bug,' Torvalds said in a message. 'In other words, this should calm things down so that by the end of October we can look at the state of 2.6.0 without having a lot of noise from 'not strictly necessary' stuff.'"

Let's hope, for sanity's sake, that Torvalds has totally eradicated any trace of anything that might smell slightly of SCO's Unix!

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