The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.29-rc2
by Linus just before heading out the
door to travel to linux.conf.au. "But despite being small, that's
probably more important and noticeable to most people: the first slew of
regression fixes. We had non-working 3D acceleration on many machines (no
compiz! What shall we do without those wobbly windows!) that should be
fixed, and a ton of other irritating issues like that.
" See the short-form changelog
for details, or the
for lots of details.
As of this writing, no changeset have been merged into the mainline
repository since 2.6.29-rc2. Linus may be a bit busy with
new barbershop career (he agreed to shave Bdale Garbee's beard in response
to a challenge at the linux.conf.au "penguin dinner" charity auction) to
merge patches for a little while yet.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 188.8.131.52, released with a long list of
fixes on January 18.
For 2.6.27 users, 184.108.40.206
was also released on the 18th. Previously, 220.127.116.11 was released on
January 14. Greg Kroah-Hartman says that he plans to maintain 2.6.27
as a relatively long-term release, and Adrian Bunk plans to pick it up
thereafter, so fixes should be available for this kernel for quite some
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