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Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead

timothy posted about a year ago | from the making-a-list-checking-it-twice dept.

GNU is Not Unix 86

hypnosec writes "The Linux 3.7 kernel has been delayed by one week as Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.7-rc8 instead. Because of some hiccups following the 'resurrection of a kswapd issue,' Torvalds wasn't comfortable releasing version 3.7 this week and instead went ahead with another release candidate. Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time."

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Breaking News! (0)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about a year ago | (#42182593)

Another Linux kernel release candidate. OMG!

Re:Breaking News! (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | about a year ago | (#42182645)


Another Linux kernel release candidate. OMG!

I think the story's more about our benevolent dictator than the release itself.

Re:Breaking News! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183361)

Linux Torvaldes just released a massive brown trout. Early reports indicate it does, in fact, contain kernels.

Re:Breaking News! (5, Insightful)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about a year ago | (#42182657)

Which stories would you rather see more of? Obama hosting Twitter townhalls, Facebook privacy schemes, or Crysis system requirments?

Ooooh, how about a slashvertisement for a commercial version of an X tunnel over ssh?

Re:Breaking News! (3, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | about a year ago | (#42182701)

We haven't had an update on John McAfee's "meth cooking in Belize" adventures for at least a day or so...

Re:Breaking News! (5, Funny)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about a year ago | (#42182773)

The greatest Food Network show we will never see: "Cooking with McAfee".

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183423)

Because he only cooks one recipe over and over :(

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42187357)

Then he should be getting better at it every time, and be perfect after, what? - 20-25 runs?

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42192013)

The greatest Food Network show we will never see: "Cooking with McAfee".

Breaking McAfee...

I'm imagining it...

John was a computer programmer that founded the first antivirus in the computing history. Now he's cooking meth and hiding from governments and authorities that persecute him. A life of crimes, action, sex with teenagers and paranoia.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182897)

What, no BitCoin stories either? How about an Apple patent fight?

Oh well... perhaps lets discuss yet another malware issue in Android that iOS is completely immune to.

Re:Breaking News! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183043)

Don't knock meth until you've been about five days into a good bender having just finished coding something that ordinarily would have taken a month. One of your good months. The shit can be quite motivational if you are the rare breed that can control it.

Re:Breaking News! (0, Troll)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year ago | (#42183265)

Don't knock meth until you've been about five days into a good bender having just finished coding something that ordinarily would have taken a month. One of your good months. The shit can be quite motivational if you are the rare breed that can control it.

You mean, "until you've spent five days without sleep, picking at your flesh until it bleeds, cleaning half of everything, and thinking that you coded something coherent, which you only notice after the dope wears off is nothing but an incoherent 50 page scribble about everything from soap to the cockroaches that live under your skin."

The shit can be quite motivational if you are the rare breed that can control it.

As someone who has spent his entire life in the (now former, thank gawd) meth capital of the US, I can say this with confidence - there is no such person, you filthy fucking dopehead. If there were, the Nazi's would have won WWII. [about.com]

Now stop trying to sell me the TV you stole from my house 5 minutes ago and go get fucked.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183705)

You mean, "until you've spent five days without sleep, picking at your flesh until it bleeds, cleaning half of everything, and thinking that you coded something coherent, which you only notice after the dope wears off is nothing but an incoherent 50 page scribble about everything from soap to the cockroaches that live under your skin."

You are reading too much propaganda. These are things which can happen with Meth and will likely happen with long time abuse. It will not happen with occasional users (yes, they exist). The person you replied to said himself that what he says is true IF you can control it. Some can, many can't.

Re:Breaking News! (2)

Redmancometh (2676319) | about a year ago | (#42183921)

Just like with any drug you start out as an occasional user. Enjoy your fucked up teeth. Ive personally seen the progression more than a few times. Flamebait imo.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42187173)

you only get fucked up teeth if you smoke it dumbass!!

Taking it up the nose will, you guessed it fuck your nose. But it will take some time.

Shooting it with needles will, fuck your vanes. But it will take even longer.

Or, you could. you know. Brush your teeth like normal people and do all of the above and still have clean teeth.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42190781)

Thats pretty wrong, putting it in your veins is going to destroy them way faster than anything else, per common sense.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Threni (635302) | about a year ago | (#42187227)

Amusingly, he's pointing out the truth, and you're the one flaming him. I'm not, although I have the same stimulus as yourself, suggesting that you are perhaps not one of those people who could use meth responsibly. More people are like you, so on the whole meth is harmful to society as a whole, but it's not fair to put the full blame on the drug, just like you can't blame alcohol for the actions of loads of really stupid drunk people.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183895)

What a load of garbage. US soldiers were also issued meth. Nevermind that meth is prescribed for attention disorder among other uses. Personally, I self medicate with meth and it doesn't cause any of the problems you had with it. But I don't go overboard, either. You've probably sucked a few dicks for a hit but that doesn't mean it's bad for everybody.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

rubycodez (864176) | about a year ago | (#42185449)

what a load of garbage, I know some of the 'nam soldiers who had to be hospitalized from using their issued meth. it can cause very serious health problems

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Threni (635302) | about a year ago | (#42187243)

More "'nam soldiers" died after the war by their own hand than during it. They also perpetrated atrocities/war crimes against civilians including rape and murder of children. I'm not sure they constitute any meaningful sort of control group upon which to rate the effect of drugs.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

anomaly256 (1243020) | about a year ago | (#42185649)

There is in fact a substantial difference between 'meth' and clinical dextroamphetamine, both in effect and side effect. No one in the entire fucking world prescribes 'meth' for attention deficit disorders. Doing so would be completely ruinous.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

oakgrove (845019) | about a year ago | (#42186089)

You need to guess again [rxlist.com] . There's only one methamphetamine HCl molecule and it doesn't care whether it comes in a little baggy or over the counter at the drug store. If you want to say the street stuff is inferior because it's cut then do an acetone wash and problem solved.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183959)

You mean, "until you've spent five days without sleep, picking at your flesh until it bleeds,

You've obviously got a pretty gigantic axe to grind so I doubt anything so banal as logic will move you but how about when you catch your breath consider a couple of things. First of all, just to slay the unmentioned elephant in the room, the shit you see on "faces of meth" is the exception to the exception of meth users. It's propaganda plain and simple. The vast majority of even hardcore addicts wouldn't even be capable of the kind of transformations portrayed. It's argument from anecdote at its worst. But, hey, if it keeps the kids off dope, right so the lies must be a good thing, right? Personally, I'd be much more apt to pay attention to statistically significant information or even, heaven forbid, empirical data reproducible by a competent practitioner and able to base predictions on.

and thinking that you coded something coherent, which you only notice after the dope wears off is nothing but an incoherent 50 page scribble about everything from soap to the cockroaches that live under your skin.

I don't know if you're projecting or if you are just that hard up for some bullshit to throw at the conversation but you sound like one of those raving evangelical lunatics dishing out substanceless talking points when actual debate and facts are too much trouble for your tiny little mind to bother with.

As someone who has spent his entire life in the (now former, thank gawd) meth capital of the US, I can say this with confidence

Your collection of anecdotes do not constitute data, dumbass and you can't say a damn thing with "confidence" based off said collection. You are a clueless moron who thinks you know something until your socially acquired opinions get confronted by expert knowledge at which point you fold like a house of cards. You know nothing but have fun waving your dickbeaters over your keyboard as fast as you can, dumbass.

If there were, the Nazi's would have won WWII.

You idiot, that statement doesn't even make sense. Read some history, dufus. There wasn't enough methamphetamine on the face of the earth to win the war for Germany so they would have lost either way and it had nothing to do with how much dope they were on. Furthermore, get your facts straight as meth was used by both the Axis and the Allied [wordpress.com] forces. How clueless can you be that you can't even get your own bullshit right?

you filthy fucking dopehead

A filthy dopehead from which you just got manifestly served. Now go bitch about that you consummate prick. HAhahahahahahahahahaha

Re:Breaking News! (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year ago | (#42191857)

Normally I sneer and ignore tweakers, but you deserve some recognition.

First of all, just to slay the unmentioned elephant in the room, the shit you see on "faces of meth" is the exception to the exception of meth users.

Bull. Fucking. Shit.

Let me clue you into something, Chief - I grew up in southern Missouri, surrounded by meth users, meth cooks, meth whores (like your mother), et. al. I've seen several of my loved ones ruin their lives with that filthy Nazi shit, and buried more than one friend who was certain they had their meth addiction "under control." Hell, I even dabbled in the shit myself during a mis-spent youth.

In other words, I know exactly what I'm talking about, and don't need to take shit off some loser fucking dope-fiend who thinks that just because he has access to a fucking thesaurus, that he's somehow a goddamn philosophical genius.

FYI, I'd never even heard of "faces of meth" until you mentioned it, so much for the crux of your argument.

Your collection of anecdotes do not constitute data

Neither is yours, you condescending piece of shit, and guess what? I have a hell of a lot more credibility than any thieving fucking tweaker ever will.

You idiot, that statement doesn't even make sense. Read some history, dufus. There wasn't enough methamphetamine on the face of the earth to win the war for Germany so they would have lost either way and it had nothing to do with how much dope they were on. Furthermore, get your facts straight as meth was used by both the Axis and the Allied [wordpress.com] forces. How clueless can you be that you can't even get your own bullshit right?

Leave it to a fucking doper to not only miss the point entirely, but also go off on a paragraph-long, nonsense rant. Thanks, asshole, you just helped prove my point; proud of yourself?

A filthy dopehead from which you just got manifestly served.

Yea, you just keep telling yourself that while you smoke your fucking Nazi-dope.

Do you think your mom will cry at your funeral? I'm guessing yes, until someone offers her some meth in exchange for a half-and-half; working girls are always on the clock, you know.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Trepidity (597) | about a year ago | (#42183955)

Couldn't you just use "regular" amphetamines for that, like (reportedly) Paul Erdos and Margaret Thatcher?

Re:Breaking News! (1)

oakgrove (845019) | about a year ago | (#42187801)

Sure you could but then you either need a prescription or a good street connection. Schedule 2 drugs aren't as easy as you might think to get a doctor to just glibly sign off on. If you go the street route, to get the same effect you get with a gram of meth from something like Adderal or Vivance will cost you several times the cash. Also, meth can be smoked, snorted, IV'd, shoved up your ass, or swallowed so it's a lot more flexible than the pharmaceuticals. It all adds up to meth if you're serious about amphetamine use.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

rubycodez (864176) | about a year ago | (#42185475)

Don't knock meth until you've been about five days into a good bender having just finished coding something that ordinarily would have taken a month and find the police local police spouting some nonsense about your shooting an adversary in the back of the head with a 9mm

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182691)

Wow version 3.7 after like 20 years. I'mm using chrome 49 or something like that. That s what I call iteration!

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182781)

You do realise that all Google does for Chrome is update Chrome slightly and then increment the major version number instead of incrementing the minor version number?

They do this so that when simple computer users go "Oh, which browser should I choose? Chrome or Internet Explorer/Safari", they'll see that Chrome is version 20 or something while IE/Safari is 10, and then automatically assume Chrome is better because of said version number.

Re:Breaking News! (3, Interesting)

Cinder6 (894572) | about a year ago | (#42182955)

Chrome has lots of point releases, actually. You're right that they update the major version number quickly, though. I miss the days when a major version number change meant new features, not bug fixes or speedups.

Re:Breaking News! (1, Redundant)

mlts (1038732) | about a year ago | (#42183091)

I'm old school in that regard too:

Major number means a large jump in interface, coding, modules, and the build tree in general. An example would be a word processor getting a new format, a major new feature like spell checking, or a layout change that changes functionality completely.

Minor numbers meant some features were added, but not enough to increment a major number. Continuing the word processor example, adding multi-dictionary support to the spell checker, adding PDF/A as an export format, or significant but not earth-shattering new items.

Then you had your revision number. This was almost always for bugs or UI items. As with the word processor, it would be a process where a display glitch when scrolling gets fixed, or that during the save process, the old document gets renamed, the file gets saved, then the old document gets set aside or deleted, to ensure that there is always a working copy of the data.

On the IT side of the fence, one shys away from x.0.0 or even x.x.0 versions, and waits until the x.0.1 release happens. With version inflation like in Web browsers, this goes out the window, so it is harder to find a "stable" version to include in a corporate image.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42189553)

i'm glad you got modded down. yes everyone here fucking knows that you CS nerd. stop being such a pedantic bore

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Kjella (173770) | about a year ago | (#42184485)

Chrome has lots of point releases, actually. You're right that they update the major version number quickly, though. I miss the days when a major version number change meant new features, not bug fixes or speedups.

Personally I don't know on what version of Chrome I have at all and don't miss it a bit, no website is at least complaining that I must run IE or upgrade to a newer version. I'm sure there's support for new features but it looks like most websites are now content with just waiting for them to become available rather than actively pushing them. I'm very glad "best viewed with" seem to have died a silent death.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

Cinder6 (894572) | about a year ago | (#42185101)

"Best viewed with" is still alive and well. Just today I had to change my user agent string on three different sites that claimed my browser was too old (Opera 12.11), including Google.

I guess I like seeing the announcement of new features that typically coincided with the release of a new major version, coupled with a "What's new!" window.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42184779)

Major version numbers meant rewrites back in the day. Software today is incremental, for better or worse. New major numbers mean a shit load of bugs, no thanks.

Re:Breaking News! (1)

JakartaDean (834076) | about a year ago | (#42189387)

I just checked and I'm running Version 23.0.1271.91 m

WTF?

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42197179)

Dude! That's from at least 20 minutes ago. Current version is 23.0.1271.95 m.

Re:Breaking News! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182713)

I would rather have this than the retarded crap about zynga and facebook we have been getting recently.

"News for nerds, stuff that matters" my pale white arse.

What the hell (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182649)

Linux is turning into Firefox...

One version to rule them all (1)

MrEricSir (398214) | about a year ago | (#42182797)

I know! Pick a version and stick with it, people.

Re:One version to rule them all (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183027)

2.0.36 is stable.

Re:One version to rule them all (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183513)

ed is the standard text editor.

Re:One version to rule them all (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42184195)

Your mom is the standard whore.

Re:What the hell (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182951)

This troll makes no sense. TFA is about delays in a kernel release. If you want to fit in with the FF trolling there has to be NO delays at all between releases. TROLLFAIL.

Re:What the hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183345)

TFA is about a kernel that apparently has features that are so unstable after a 7th Release Candidate that it needs an 8th RC before it is ready for production. Who ever heard of so much churn in a kernel happening AFTER beta and in RC? Even Microsoft doesn't do that. Sounds like the development / specification process has broken down a bit and needs to be tightened back up again.

Re:What the hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42193443)

God you're stupid. The "churn" is the result of bug fixes not the addition of new features. It's the result of reacting to test data rather than ignoring it because the board of assholes wants the product to ship at a specific date. It's far better that churn happens before release than after release. A proper fix is more likely to happen before release. After release it turns into an all out hack in order to maintain compatibility with applications depending on the broken behavior.

This is not the result of anything being "broken" in the development. This is the result of things going right. Vista is the result of shipping because of an inflexible schedule. If they would have done the Right Thing, they would have let it "churn" a bit more before releasing it.

Re:What the hell (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42187201)

Does that mean that Linux kernel 22.0.0 will be out by January?

Oh no! (4, Funny)

MrHanky (141717) | about a year ago | (#42182663)

I was so looking forward to playing with Linux 3.7 this weekend.

Re:Oh no! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183113)

You still can!
The RC should be fully functional, save some obscure bug that probably won't affect you. (Yet is important enough to delay a full release)

Why the kernel is so secure (0, Offtopic)

AngelicLiar (2736205) | about a year ago | (#42182771)

From the release announcement: "If you send me small irrelevant stuff that doesn't fix major issues (oopses, security, things like that), I'm going to curse at you and ignore your pull request. So don't do it." I can't disagree with Linus about this timeframe not being a good time for non-critical updates, but his recurring treatment of security issues as "small irrelevant stuff" makes me somewhat troubled...

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (2)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182889)

I think "oopses" and "security" fixes are examples of major issues. an "oops" be a term for a kernel panic (although you don't see it used too much)

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183289)

Now we know where security is on the list of priorities in Linux... its just a minor issue

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183481)

He could very well be saying the opposite, and saying that oopses and security issues are major.

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (1)

swillden (191260) | about a year ago | (#42188617)

Now we know where security is on the list of priorities in Linux... its just a minor issue

Now we know where reading comprehension is on the list of priorities in Linux haters.

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182905)

I read it as "If you send me small irrelevant stuff that doesn't fix major issues such as oopses, security, things like that..."

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (1)

Kjella (173770) | about a year ago | (#42184945)

I read it as "If you send me small irrelevant stuff that doesn't fix major issues such as oopses, security, things like that..."

Only because you know oopses, security are major issues. Let's try that sentence again:

"If you send me small irrelevant stuff that doesn't fix major issues (typos, formatting, things like that), I'm going to curse at you and ignore your pull request. So don't do it."

It works just as well with examples of the "small irrelevant things", in fact it feels like a more natural sentence to me. But this is exactly why we don't write code in English...

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (1)

Zero__Kelvin (151819) | about a year ago | (#42186665)

"It works just as well with examples of the "small irrelevant things", in fact it feels like a more natural sentence to me. But this is exactly why we don't write code in English..."

No. It doesn't work just as well. If one is listing what counts as irrelevant, the parenthetical goes immediately after the phrase "small irrelevant things". Since it comes immediately after the phrase "major issues" it is clearly a list of major issues. It doesn't matter if it is English or C. If you don't understand what you are reading you will form an erroneous understanding of the meaning.

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42182991)

reading fail.

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (1)

Marxdot (2699183) | about a year ago | (#42183753)

As has been said, oopses and security issues are the major things he is referring to.

Re:Why the kernel is so secure (1)

Zero__Kelvin (151819) | about a year ago | (#42186631)

"" I can't disagree with Linus about this timeframe not being a good time for non-critical updates, but his recurring treatment of security issues as "small irrelevant stuff" makes me somewhat troubled..."

You didn't understand what you read. The parenthetical list was examples of what he does consider to be major issues, not what he will not accept. In fact, unless you know nothing about Linus or Linux, I have to suspect you are merely trolling, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, I suppose.

GNU Icon? (2)

SeaFox (739806) | about a year ago | (#42183125)

Would the GNU icon really be appropriate for a story about Linux and not the Hurd itself?

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42183935)

Linux is the major kernel written with and for GNU. I'm sure there are non-GNU OSs that use Linux (is Android GNU?), but Linux is all but officially part of GNU.

Re:GNU Icon? (4, Informative)

samkass (174571) | about a year ago | (#42184263)

Linux is the major kernel written with and for GNU. I'm sure there are non-GNU OSs that use Linux (is Android GNU?), but Linux is all but officially part of GNU.

Linux wasn't written for GNU, with GNU, by GNU, and has even explicitly rejected the latest GNU license. They aren't even close to being "officially" part of GNU. As for the greater Linux operating system, it might as well be called MIT/BSD/GNU/Linux if you want to start assigning credit. Simpler and more accurate to just call the whole OS "Linux", like Linus Torvalds does. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy [wikipedia.org]

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42185585)

> Simpler and more accurate to just call the whole OS "Linux"
I think it's not accurate because Linux becomes overloaded from being a kernel to a complete system and this becomes an issue when dealing with specific problems. RMS asks for the GNU/Linux name because GNU together with Linux forms the most significant part of the system of a GNU/Linux system. The software from MIT and BSD form a lesser part of the system and so, demand a lesser naming right. The Android system is an example of an OS that isn't GNU/Linux system, it would be accurate to call it the Linux/Android system.

Re:GNU Icon? (2)

Rich0 (548339) | about a year ago | (#42190401)

Simpler and more accurate to just call the whole OS "Linux", like Linus Torvalds does.

Q: Have you ever tried running Linux on your desktop?
A: I tried, but when I stuck the Tivo on my desktop it was really hard to compose emails on it.

Q: What utility do you find most useful when managing your linux system?
A: I find the button that displays the remaining time until the next oil change is pretty handy.

Q: Do you think Linux will ever overtake Microsoft?
A: Uh, are they up to 100 apps and 1% market share yet, or is RIM still outperforming them?

Q: What do you think of Linux flexibility?
A: It is pretty annoying - my Linux laptop only runs a browser, and I can't even change it.

The fact is that Linux is actually about as defining of user experience as udev or mesa is on a typical "Linux distro." If you showed somebody an older version of Ubuntu and asked them whether it had more in common with a FreeBSD system running Gnome or a Linux system running Tivo, they'd probably pick the FreeBSD system, despite the fact that it doesn't contain Linux at all.

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42184733)

Yes, it's GNU/Linux you asslicking fucker.

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42193899)

Linux/GNU twat. The success of Linux has defined the success of GNU for as long as it has existed.

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42188383)

Would the GNU icon really be appropriate for a story about Linux and not the Hurd itself?

The problem is that then you would be using the GNU icon with a post about a kernel no one except perhaps Richard Stallman has ever hurd about. Tux is in hiding for now because as soon as he shows his head the shills jump all over the thread! When he does return from hiding then perhaps there will be more posts about how to easily dual boot any linux distro with a new computer. Till then the Penguins both male and female are all in the Antarctic regions for breeding season. Except for the ones captive in zoos or on older computers!

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42191241)

Yeah, this mistake has been made in the past as well. They should have the penguin, rather than the gnu, and drop the gnu reference, since stories like this are about the kernel, not the GNU userland

Re:GNU Icon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42193831)

It's Linux/GNU not GNU/Linux.

3.8 Kernel for Christmas (1)

PhyrexStrike (2777377) | about a year ago | (#42183199)

Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time."

Merry Christmas to all, indeed!

Linus offers not to curse. Merry Xmas! (5, Funny)

Dystopian Rebel (714995) | about a year ago | (#42183493)

And because I'm dragging it out for another week, I'm going to be
*very* bitter if anybody sends me pull requests this late in the game
that aren't for major issues. If you send me small irrelevant stuff
that doesn't fix major issues (oopses, security, things like that),
I'm going to curse at you

In the spirit of forgiveness and magnanimity, Linus has offered not to call anyone a "fucking moron who should kill himself" this Christmas.

Don't screw up the peace and goodwill, people, or there will be hell to pay!

Re:Linus offers not to curse. Merry Xmas! (1)

epSos-de (2741969) | about a year ago | (#42187155)

Actually, he curses often and is probably overworked by now. I suppose that the Christmas madness is having an effect on him and that he did not buy the gifts yet.

Wow, just on version 3 still? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42184033)

Heck as far back as 12 years ago Microsoft had already released the 2000th version!!! Give it up zealots, the Linux will never catch up.

Re:Wow, just on version 3 still? (0)

jfdavis668 (1414919) | about a year ago | (#42186679)

And Apple is still on Mac OS 10.

Re:Wow, just on version 3 still? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42189373)

You must remember, that their customers are not capable of handling more than one mouse button. Perhaps it is better for them to keep verson number in the range of ten fingers.

Quality control (3, Insightful)

eckman (55874) | about a year ago | (#42184703)

We've seen a lot of news recently on slashdot about software being released before it is ready. This is just a glimpse into the inner-workings of a very large development team making a tough, but correct, call.

Thanks Linux & Co! Keep up the good work!

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