Udev in b6_0: to be or not to be

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Jun 1 21:43:52 PDT 2004

Jeremy Utley wrote:

> The issue most people are facing is there's such wide-spread changes 
> between 5.1 and 6.0 - this is inevitable, because of the amount of 
> time that LFS development has stagnated.  Lets face it, the last 
> really ground-breaking release was 5.0 and the PLFS build developed by 
> Greg and Ryan.  5.1 has been nothing but package upgrades, while much 
> of the linux community has moved on to bigger and better things (NPTL, 
> kernel 2.6, and so on).  BELFS was written to address that, to bring 
> us back to where we *SHOULD* be.  The support from certain circles of 
> the community has been overwhelming, but the aggrivation of trying to 
> get the approval of the ENTIRE community has been aggrivating, to say 
> the least.

And what exactly is the "ground breaking" in 6.0?  Lets see:  linux-2.6, 
nptl in glibc instead of linux threads, udev, hotplug.
Other changes just seem to be normal package upgrades. What else is 
really new?  The methodology from what I can see is the same as 5.0.
  -- Bruce

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