The 2.6.13-rc1 kernel was
on Jun 28.
It contained over 2000 different patches, showing that there was a lot
of pent-up development during the end of the 2.6.12 release cycle. It
contains changes in almost all areas of the kernel, such as: USB, SCSI,
driver core, ALSA, static cleanups, IDE, network drivers, network core,
audit, input, pcmcia, I2C, W1, V4L, NFS, IB and ARM arch. It also contains
some new features such as kexec/kdump, execute-in-place and a new
architecture called xtensa. Also, devfs has been disabled from the
build (but the code is still present). In all, over 3000 files were
changed, with over 190000 lines added and over 84000 lines removed.
Since then, the 2.6.13-rc2 kernel was
on July 5. It had a much
more manageable set of around 180 patches. The patches were mostly
bug fixes for various things that were merged in the 2.6.13-rc1 release:
driver core, PCI, ARM, TCP, pcmcia and serial, along with a few new
options: driver binding and unbinding from userspace through sysfs.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 18.104.22.168, it was
released on July 1.
Linux 2.4.32-pre1 was
July 4, it contains x86_64 security updates and other fixes.
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