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08.23.13

Linux is Growing ‘Too Fast’, Greg Kroah-Hartman Wants to Slow Development Down

Posted in GNU/Linux, Kernel, Novell at 8:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Linux is growing too fast, argues former Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman

Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, the famous Novell employee (and SUSE leader for about a year), is moving to Red Hat [1] and his former colleague at Novell, Greg Kroah-Hartman, wants to slow Linux development down [2] with some consent from Linus Torvalds [3].

These developments are interesting because they help show what former Novell employees are up to. Nothing nefarious in this case, but it’s worth keeping an eye open.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier Dons a New Red Hat

    Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier was a regular name in Linux not so long ago. He first appeared on my radar writing for the different websites I visited. It seemed like he wrote for them all, even the ones I eventually began writing for myself. Later, he really solidified his hero status in my book by actually becoming a full-time Novell employee as community manager for openSUSE. But now, after a bit of a sabbatical, he’s traded in all his green t-shirts for red hats.

  2. Linux 3.10 Kernel Receives Two Updates in One Day

    There were two updates for a stable Linux kernel yesterday. Is the process too fast? Linux Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has a plan to slow it down.

  3. Is Linux coming out too fast

    After problems with the last kernel, it seems there is a bit of a debate going on that Linux is coming out too fast and is not being properly tested.

    The last release had a couple of significant bugs and had to be redone, something which Linux messiah Linus Torvalds agrees is not good enough. There are mutterings on the Linux blogs that versions are coming out too fast and without proper testing.

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