Andrew Sullivan wrote:
On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 04:52:16PM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:

This is what happens with the Linux kernel.  They have hundreds of
developers getting their hands dirty during a previous period.  Then
2.6.20 is released; the 2.6.21 "merge window" opens, and all sort of
patches are flooded in.

I hasten to point out that the Linux kernel has also had several
"stable" releases with huge bugs --

/me fondly remembers kernel 2.4.

things like massive filesystem
corruption, bizarre failure cases, and nasty compatibility problems
with modules across versions.  I am not entirely sure that the Linux
model is the one to ape.  PostgreSQL has a history with remarkably
few of those blunders, and I'd hate to give that up.



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