Best way to support multiple kernels
From: Gerhard W. Gruber (sparhawk_at_gmx.at)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:09:44 +0100
Since I'm maintinaing a kerneldebugger I was wondering on what would be the
best way to maintain compatibillity for different kernel versions.
Currently I have 2.4.18 and 2.4.22 installed and on another machine 2.2.16, so
these I can easily try. Of course I don't want to test on every kernel out
there, so I wonder what would be the best approach to decide which kernels to
Of course I don't want to test on all kernels, but I want to have the sources
at least to be compiling without any errors. I know that this doesn't ensure
that the program will also run properly, but if somebody still has such a
kernel he can always tell me about the problems.
I decided to support of course the kernels that I have in use myself, from the
2.2. series the last one but which would be a good choice for supporting from
Are there still people actively developing for 2.2 series or would it be
easier to drop support for this until somebody complains?
-- Gerhard Gruber Maintainer of SoftICE for Linux - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pice Fast application launcher - http://sourceforge.net/projects/launchmenu