The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.28-rc2, released by Linus on
October 26. It adds a mere 22 changesets to 2.6.28-rc1, which came out on
the 23rd. This kernel is now known as the "Killer Bat of Doom."
As of this writing, almost 200 changesets have been merged into the
mainline since 2.6.28-rc2. They are mostly fixes, but there is also a
driver for Elantech (EeePC) touchpads, support for MIPS-based NXP
Semiconductors STB220 development boards, and a number of large ftrace
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 188.8.131.52, released with a number of
important fixes on October 25. Previously, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168 were released on October 22.
There will probably only be one more stable update for the 2.6.25 and
2.6.26 kernels, so users who are dependent on those updates may want to
start thinking about moving to 2.6.27.
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