Late 2011 eh?
Phoronix: Where The Linux 3.3 Kernel Will Come Up Short
While there's a lot of improvements in the Linux 3.3 kernel, it's not perfect. Here's some of what's unfortunately missing from this forthcoming kernel...
Late 2011 eh?
Do you consider unfinished and unstable features will make it perfect?While there's a lot of improvements in the Linux 3.3 kernel, it's not perfect
1. Multi-year ABI support for drivers (LTS)
2. Separate kernel versions: Desktop / Server with a configuration option to select between
3. Certified quality tests, unit tests and signed deliverables for community consumption
4. Public humiliation for breaking and regressing
I wish these kernel developers would go get a real software development job at a respected software company. Just work there for a few months and learn proper development, test and release procedures. One thing that is obvious is that they aren't testing the code. They should start signing off with a public key on the code they submit.
If you are testing then you know about the regressions.
Can't just hide under the "but it's free" rock anymore.
But I could be wrong and my brain just isn't wired like most people. I sit around worrying about bugs I didn't find.
- Reiser4 is dead. And interest in it has died too. Yes it had nice features in the beginning (I still remember cd'into into a file and dropping a file into it, hehe),
but Hans' and his Team's attitude did not help their cause.
- there's lots of progress outside x86 and KMS, take a look some time...
I guess, more appropriate title for this article would be "Features being work-in-progress in Linux 3.3-rc1". Mostly those aren't shortcomings because they're being addressed right now.
2. Makes no sense you can already configure the kernel to be a "desktop" or "server" kernel
3. Is done by distributors that have customers who care
4. Happens from time to time
So your list ends up empty already.