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Where did the kernel page go? It's on vacation with Jon. This week's page will be rather minimal, the full kernel page will return next week.
The current kernel release is still 2.4.13. At the beginning of the week Linus released prepatch 2.4.14-pre1 - sort of. Instead of a changelog, however, there was only a warning not to use it unless you apply a little patch - "I uploaded an old diff, and since it's 4:30 AM I'm too tired to generate the correct one." A look at the patch shows a bunch of ACPI updates, various driver tweaks (parallel port in particular), and some memory management changes. Dave Jones put up a quick changelog on KernelNewbies which was incorporated into the official changelog.
Fixes and merges from the "ac" tree became part of pre2 and Alan merged the 2.4.13 stable release into 2.4.13-ac1. The ac2 patch added another set of relatively obscure fixes. Additional fixes and updates were released, ending the week with Alan's "ac" branch at 2.4.13-ac5 and Linus' prepatch series at 2.4.14-pre6.
The current stable kernel release is 2.2.19. Alan Cox has released 2.2.20pre12. These are the final pieces, he says. Expect version 2.2.20 to be released this weekend.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol
November 1, 2001