K.S. Bhaskar on 5 Mar 2011 15:19:18 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Exactly what is RedHat doing?

While I agree that having the diffs is better, as long as they are feeding their bug fixes back to the mainline kernel tree (where presumably Linus and the subsystem maintainers require explanations of patch submissions), releasing tarballs of RHEL kernels would seem to be less of an issue. Compare this minor inconvenience with, say, the deltas between the kernel.org kernel and Android...

-- Bhaskar

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Alex Launi <alex.launi@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 4:54 PM, K.S. Bhaskar <bhaskar@bhaskars.com> wrote:
Given tools like diff and the ability to write shell scripts, does it really matter materially whether Red Hat releases their source as a tarball vs. releasing it as a series of patches?

ÂHave fun finding what part of the diff caused that regression bug you're being bitten by.

--Alex Launi

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