More frequent kexec-tools releases
zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com
Tue Jan 28 20:36:38 EST 2014
On 01/29/2014 02:40 AM, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just now we were discussing that fedora kexec-tools should rebase to
> upstream kexec-tools every release so that we can test the latest code
> Then Dave Young pulled in some data about the kexec-tools release
> Date: Tue Mar 19 10:46:46 2013 +0900
> kexec-tools 2.0.4 ~100 commits
> Date: Mon Jan 16 09:15:25 2012 +1100
> kexec-tools 2.0.3 ~100 commits
> Date: Thu Jul 29 13:40:00 2010 +0900
> kexec-tools 2.0.2 ~80 commits
> Date: Thu Aug 13 09:28:08 2009 +1000
> kexec-tools 2.0.1 ~60 commits
> Date: Sat Jul 19 10:31:30 2008 +1000
> kexec-tools 2.0.0
> So that is 5 release in 5.5 years. It is roughly 1 release per year.
> I am wondering if there is any interest in more frequent releases of
> kexec-tools. Say every 3 months or every 6 months.
> IMHO, it might be better if there are more frequent release of kexec-tools
> (say a release every 6 months) and then every 6 months distributions
> should be able to rebase to that new release.
Agreed. Sometimes, important changes in the kernel side will lead to the change
in the kexec-tools, so especially in this case, I think it might be better
to release a new version asap.
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