The 2.6.36 kernel is out
on October 20 with
only a small number of changes since the 2.6.36-rc8 prepatch. Headline
features in this release include the AppArmor
security module, the LIRC infrared controller driver subsystem, and the new
Tile architecture. The fanotify notification mechanism for anti-malware
applications was disabled at the last minute due to ABI concerns
. See the KernelNewbies 2.6.36
for lots of information.
Linus also noted that a two-week merge window, starting on October 21, would run into
the Kernel Summit.
So I'm going to hope that we could perhaps even do the 2.6.37 -rc1
release and close the merge window the Sunday before KS opens. Since
2.6.36 was longer than usual (at least it felt that way), I wouldn't
mind having a 2.6.37 that is shorter than usual.
But holler if this really screws up any plans. Ten days instead of two
weeks? Let's see if it's even reasonably realistic.
development cycle was 80 days, incidentally; almost exactly average for the
last few years).
Previously, 2.6.36-rc8 was released on October 15. "I
really hate doing this, and I'd much rather just release 2.6.36, but I'm
doing one last final -rc instead. There's too much noise here (and pending
in emails) for me to be happy, and while I first thought to just delay a
day or two, I'm now looking at next week instead, and thus the additional
Stable updates: there have been no stable updates released in the
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