Linux Foundation Backs Long-Term Support Kernels
Phoronix: Linux Foundation Backs Long-Term Support Kernels
The Linux Foundation has announced this morning from Prague at LinuxCon Europe 2011 that they will be backing long-term support Linux kernel releases. In a move that targets consumer electronic devices relying upon the Linux kernel, once per year an LTS Linux kernel will be tagged and it will be maintained for a period of two years...
Interesting and needed but two years is nothing in the embedded world.
It is a nice thought but it appears to be more of a marketing snow job than anything.
Sometimes I don't think the Linux world grasps the concept of stability. A couple of years ago I went to an Apple Mac Book Pro for my portable needs. One big draw was that the platform is far more stable with no need for a distro update every six months and the attendant incompatible software.
Now I understand that some of these issue are not Linux kernel specific. The thing is the kernel team does set the mind set for the community. So hopefully this is good news long term.
You really don't know what you are talking about!
I suppose you expect the entire kernel team to go on welfare while they hack the kernel.
Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward