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SubjectRe: what's with the "pre-releases" directory?
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 01:13:45PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > just curious about this:
> >
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/pre-releases
>
> These were the -test kernels that preceeded 2.6.0.
>
> > given that it seems filled with really old 2.6.0 content, what's the
> > value in it? just curious.
>
> just curious about this:
>
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/Historic
>
> given that it seems filled with really old content, what's the
> value in it? just curious.
>
> ;-)

um ... i'm going to assume you were being facetious since i can
certainly see the value in the very, very first "official" release of
linux, while still not seeing the point in a directory labelled
"pre-releases" which contains nothing but pre-2.6.0 patches that go
back to 2003. on the other hand, that *would* make sense under the
Historic directory.

rday

p.s. and while i'm whining, would it be possible to clear the
obsolete "LATEST-IS" files out of:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing

i have a script that grabs the latest rc tarball out of that
directory, and it got confused by seeing more than one LATEST-IS file.
not hard to work around but, still ...

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