The current development kernel is 2.5.26
, which was announced
by Linus on July 16. Changes
include some ACPI updates, the "direct to BIO for O_DIRECT" patch (see last week's LWN Kernel Page
), a number of NTFS
updates, some USB changes, some IDE fixes, an ARM update, and a great many
other changes. The long-format changelog
The latest prepatch from Dave Jones (as of this writing) is 2.5.25-dj2, released on July 12. The most
significant feature of this release, perhaps, is that Dave has included the
2.4 IDE "foreport" (also discussed last
The latest 2.5 status summary from Guillaume
Boissiere came out on July 17.
The current stable kernel is still 2.4.18. The second 2.4.19
release candidate showed up on the kernel.org sites on July 17, but
Marcelo has not posted any sort of changelog or announcement.
The current prepatch from Alan Cox is 2.4.19-rc1-ac7. Alan has been merging a lot of
code for the IBM "Summit" architecture, PA-RISC, and more.
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