[linux-dvb] Patch management

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Fri Mar 25 14:59:56 CET 2005

Dominique Dumont wrote:
> Johannes Stezenbach <js at linuxtv.org> writes:
> > IMHO the question is if CVS should work with the latest -rc or with
> > the latest "stable" kernel. We might get more testers for the stuff in
> > CVS if it applies to stable, but it is unconvenient for developers...
> > I vote to merge it now and require 2.6.12-r1 for CVS.
> I'm a dvb tester (and newbie developer now) for Twinhan card.  I use
> my *only* home machine for dvb so I'm not really thrilled at the idea
> of using -rc kernel.
> If CVS requires -rc kernel, I'll wait for this kernel to be available
> as source kernel in debian unstable distro before updating my CVS
> directories. 

Well, 2.6.12 seems to be not that far away, I guess we'll
wait for that.

> If you go along with requiring -rc kernel (hoping this kind of
> requirement will happen only every now and then), please use an
> explicit tag in CVS so I'll be able to know easily when a new revision
> will not work with my stable kernel. (or tag the latest version
> working with stable 2.6.x)

I guess I'll rather provide a patchset the way Gerd Knorr does/did for v4l.


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