Standard of Tizen Reference Kernel Version
The standard of the Tizen reference kernel version
Samsung and Intel have to keep the three major standards whenever we try to release the Tizen platfrom.
At this time, the three conditions are 'AND' arithmetic operation without 'OR" arithmetic operation among one another.
First, USE LATEST LINUX KERNEL VERSION
We have to use the latest Linux Kernel version as soon as possible (ASAP). In this statement, 'ASAP' means that we can make an effort to follow the latest LTS/LTSi kernel version. Please, check the range of the red box in the picture.
Second, USE LTS/LTSi VERSION
And, we have to use LTS/LTSi version.
Third, THE REASONABLE TIME OF LTS/LTSI LINUX KERNEL IS 4 MONTHS
So, we have to keep the reasonable time of LTS/LTSI Linux kernel. We specify the reference date of LTS/LTSi-based Tizen kernel version with 4 months of LTS/LTSi kernel availability from the release date of Tizen. Next, we have to announce Tizen reference kernel version between Intel and Samsung within the period like the below figure.
This implies that we should be adopting LTS/LTSi kernel in the daily builds as soon as LTSi kernel is available so that a release within 4 months with bug-fixes would be reasonable.
You can easily understand what do we mean to say via the below figure.