The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.30-rc4
by Linus (who has
reverted to the old "just after LWN goes out" schedule) on April 29.
Changes this time around include Tux's return as the kernel mascot and a
whole bunch of fixes. Plus the code name for this release has been changed
to "Vindictive Armadillo." Full details can be found in the
Patches continue to flow into the mainline repository; they are almost all
fixes, including one from LWN editor Jake Edge addressing some of the address space randomization
problems covered on last week's Security Page.
No stable 2.6.29 updates have been made in the last week. We did
see the release of the 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 updates on May 2.
They contain fixes all over the tree (58 and 88 patches respectively);
several have CVE numbers associated with them, so users are encouraged to
upgrade. Also: "NOTE, this is the LAST update of the 2.6.28 kernel
series, so all users are very strongly encouraged to upgrade to the 2.6.29
series at this point in time!" 2.6.27 will continue to be maintained
by the stable folks for quite some time to come.
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