[arch-general] Why did kernel packaging become slow?

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Sat May 7 18:24:08 UTC 2016

Am 07.05.2016 um 14:09 schrieb Andreas Radke:
> Am Sat, 7 May 2016 09:15:13 +0000
> schrieb Abderrahman Najjar <abderrahman.najjar at gmail.com>:
>> ​The kernel package (linux) is constantly out of date, both in
>> Testing & Core.
>> Whenever a version is pushed in kernel.org, the previous stable will
>> be still in testing. And then the (old) stable version gets pushed to
>> core, and the next one in testing will be already old (because it's
>> the latest stable). Such as the case right now (Core=4.5.1,
>> testing=4.5.2. Stable on kernel.org=4.5.3)
>> Is there a reason for such delay?
> Simply because our main kernel pkg maintainer is busy with real life
> and so somewhat late with packaging the releases.
> -Andy
Thanks Andy, yes this is correct.
Sorry folks sometimes real life catches you and that's more important.
I'm sure all understand this.


Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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