Linux Kernel Development - how fast it is, and how we stay sane
- Date : 16/04/2015
- Place : Rocquencourt - Salle de réunion du bâtiment 24
- Guest(s) : Greg Kroch Hartman
The Linux kernel is the largest collaborative software development project ever. This talk will discuss exactly how Linux is developed, how fast it is happening, who is doing the work, and how we all stay sane keeping up with it. It will discuss the development model used, and how it differs from almost all "traditional" models of software development, going into how the patches are submitted, reviewed, tested, merged, released, and then maintained over time.
Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Fellow at the Linux Foundation. He is currently responsible for the stable Linux kernel releases, and is a maintainer of the USB, TTY, and driver core subsystems in the kernel as well as other portions of the codebase that he wishes he could forget about. He is the author of two books about Linux kernel development, both free online, and has written many papers and articles about the Linux kernel.