Re: Maintenance policies and early considerations II

Jan Kiszka

On 2016-09-22 11:42, Agustin Benito Bethencourt wrote:

a second consideration discussed during the meeting. Feel free to
provide your opinions or considerations about them.

++ How should the kernel be released?

+++ Binaries or sources

While commercial distributions like RHEL/SLE include a small number of
supported kernel configurations in binary form, the CIP kernel should be
primarily released as source, with the configuration controlled by its

+++ Kernel features

The project needs to decide which architectures, drivers and other
kernel features are to be supported by the core team and its releases.
This could be documented purely as human-readable text or in a
machine-readable form so that the kernel build process can warn when
building an unsupported configuration. It may also be sensible to
specify the supported toolchain versions.
Not sure how to read these threads as I didn't manage to follow their
evolution: This aspect of support constraints is still in scope? I think
it will be important in order to keep backporting and testing efforts
realistic. The enterprise distros are doing the same.


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Corporate Competence Center Embedded Linux

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