f15 2.6.39 rebase

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Thu Jun 30 18:58:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 08:50:17PM +0200, Michał Piotrowski wrote:
 > Hi,
 > 2011/6/30 Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>:
 > > I've just pushed a f15-2.6.39 branch which contains a work in progress rebase.
 > > The only thing that I'm really concerned about in this right now is X regressions.
 > > We had a drm-next backport to .38 and moving that to .39 turned up a ton of rejects.
 > > I fixed up a few by hand, but the resulting compile failures made my head hurt, so
 > > I've mostly left them disabled.  If the nouveau/intel drm dudes could look over
 > > that branch and fix up whatever is necessary, we can look at getting this out
 > > to people soon.
 > >
 > > (looking ahead, after its release pushing 3.0.x as 2.6.40 is probably going to
 > >  happen,
 > I ask out of curiosity - why 2.6.40? Is it a big problem to run 3.0 on F15?

A lot of broken software is assuming version numbers are 2.6.x. We could push a load 
of userspace packages to fix it, but that's just the stuff we control. 3rd party add-ons
would break for no good reason.

This deviates from what upstream calls it, but it's just a number, and not breaking
existing code in an update is more important here.  For f16 of course, we'll make
the 3.0 transition, because moving to a new release has differing expectations,
and by the time it ships, hopefully everything that cares will be fixed.


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