From: Avery Pennarun (apenwarr_at_nit.ca)
Date: Thu 29 Jan 2004 - 22:55:26 GMT
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:25:50PM +0100, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> 1) should the 2.4 branch be frozen, and if when?
> 2) is it bad if 2.4 and 2.6 branches diverge?
> 3) is multitude (2.4/2.6/2.6SE) preferred over
> development speed?
> 4) is a 2.4/2.6 migration path important to you?
> 5) what branch 2.4, 2.6 or 2.6SE would you prefer?
I'm going to use 2.4 for the foreseeable future; but since it already does
what I want, there seems little need to put much the development effort
(other than a bit of maintenance) there.
You'll be better off minimizing the amount of work you have to do: that
means concentrating on only one kernel branch and keeping your patch vs.
that branch as small as possible. To me, I guess that means you should use
the Linux 2.6SE stuff.
The userspace tools don't have to stay too compatible - I'm not afraid of
twiddling a few scripts, as long as I can get the same functionality. I
hope linux-vserver remains simpler and less confusing than full-blown
Linux-SE, though, because that's one of the reasons I like the vserver
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