[ANNOUNCE] linux-staging tree created

Will Newton will.newton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 10:45:55 UTC 2008


On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05 PM, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:

> This tree will be included in the daily linux-next builds, and will get
> testing by all users of that tree.
>
> The rules of what can be included here is as follows:
>        - the code must be released under a Linux kernel-compatible
>          license
>        - the goal of the developers must be to merge this code into the
>          main kernel tree in the near future, but not for the next
>          kernel release.
>        - the code must build properly on the x86 platform
>        - this is not a tree for bugfixes or rewrites of existing kernel
>          code, this should be for new features, drivers, and
>          filesystems.
>        - the patches included must detail exactly what is needed to be
>          completed in order for them to be included into the main
>          kernel tree.
>        - there must be some email address associated with the patch
>          that can be used for bug reporting and questions about
>          cleanups and testing the code.
>
> What this tree is not:
>        - it is not a place to dump features that are being actively
>          developed by a community of people (reiserfs4 for example.)
>        - it is not a place to dump code and then run away, hoping that
>          someone else will do the cleanup work for you.  While there
>          are developers available to do this kind of work, you need to
>          get someone to agree to "babysit" the code.

Would the linux-staging tree be an appropriate place to merge a new
architecture? Or would that be too large a change and should go via
its own tree?



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