Linus has announced
the availability of
2.6.10-rc3. Changes since -rc2 include the un-deprecation of
(it is generating too many warnings, and the fixes
will not be merged before 2.6.10), a new major number (180) for the "ub"
USB storage driver, some x86 single-stepping fixes, a large number of
"sparse" annotations, the token-based memory
, a memory technology device (and JFFS2) update, a frame
buffer device update, some user-mode Linux patches, some page allocator
tuning, and a few architecture updates. See the long-format changelog
for the details.
The emphasis at this point is on bug fixes and getting a solid 2.6.10 out
the door. That may involve waiting for a bit; as Andrew Morton put it: "We need to be be achieving higher-quality major releases than we did in
2.6.8 and 2.6.9. Really the only tool we have to ensure this is longer
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