suspend/hibernate on desktops

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon Jan 16 16:42:56 UTC 2006

Dave Jones wrote:

>On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 01:49:49PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > I agree in general but if the community wants to maintain such kernels 
> > why should we stop them?
>The big problem I see coming with this, is that user wants feature X
>in a kernel, and so we have kernel-x added to extras.  Then people start
>using it, and inevitably hit random bugs (not necessarily related to feature X)
>Who's going to fix those bugs ? 
Those who maintain such kernels in Fedora Extras.

> I barely have enough time to get
>on top of bugs in the kernels in -core, so there's no way I'm going to
>dig into bugs from -extras kernels, and my biggest fear is a lot of the
>people wanting to add kernels for 'feature X' don't necessarily have the
>experience/ability to fix random bugs.
>It's probably inevitable too that I'd still get users filing bugs against
>'kernel' in bugzilla, even though they were using some variant, but would
>forget to mention that. I spend way too much time in bugzilla rather than
>developing already, I don't want any of the time I spend there to be wasted
>on bugs I'm not interested in.
>Additionally, if I took bugs to upstream maintainers who we've currently
>got a very good relationship with on the whole, and it turned out to be
>a -extras kernel with some weirdo patch, we may start alienating some 
>of those developers, making it more difficult to work with them in the
>future on real bugs.
>		Dave
I agree with a potential for confusion.Maybe this can be a stated policy 
then in Fedora Extras.


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