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What are the LTS kernels again?
3.6 was just released and 3.5 support is ending?
That just seems wrong.
Posted Oct 7, 2012 18:37 UTC (Sun) by corbet (editor, #1)
Posted Oct 7, 2012 20:45 UTC (Sun) by linuxjacques (subscriber, #45768)
I believe kernel.org used to note the LTS kernels but I don't see it anymore.
Posted Oct 7, 2012 20:51 UTC (Sun) by Jonno (subscriber, #49613)
Usually that means that the last 3.n.x stable release are made simultaneously with 3.(n+1).1, though sometime it is made between 3.(n+1) and 3.(n+1).1, and sometimes it is made simultaneously with 3.(n+1).2.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 8:24 UTC (Mon) by freggy (guest, #37477)
Lots of stable kernel updates
Posted Oct 8, 2012 2:31 UTC (Mon) by theophrastus (guest, #80847)
So i'm not in some stream which includes/receives "stable" releases, apparently [shrug]
However, given the Wikipedia excerpt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel#Version_numbering):
On 29 May 2011, Linus Torvalds announced that the kernel version would be bumped to 3.0 for the release following 2.6.39, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Linux. It continued the time-based release practice introduced with 2.6.0, but using the second number...i.e. 3.1 would follow 3.0 after a few months. An additional number (now the third number) would be added on when necessary to designate security and bug fixes, as for example with 3.0.18.
Is there any reason to understand that 3.6.1 is a "stable release" (as opposed to a "security and bug fix")?
Posted Oct 8, 2012 2:37 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
a 'stable' release is security and bugfix, so it's two ways of saying the same thing
so 3.6 is released, 3.6.x are bugifx updates to 3.6, all new development is headed for 3.7
normally, around the time that 3.7.1 is released, all support will cease for 3.6.x
"Long Term Support" kernels are ones where someone has decided to support them for a longer timeframe. Currently 3.0.x and 3.4.x are in this category. There is no firm timeframe for when support for these will cease.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 6:04 UTC (Mon) by istenrot (subscriber, #69564)
You probably have already cloned Linus' tree:
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git
Next add Greg's stable tree:
git remote add stable git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git
git remote update
Start tracking Greg's stable 3.6 releases:
git checkout -b stable-3.6 stable/linux-3.6.y
Use git describe, to verify you have 3.6.1 sources.
Do git remote update && git pull, whenever you want to refresh your cloned repos.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 16:01 UTC (Mon) by theophrastus (guest, #80847)
Posted Oct 8, 2012 22:03 UTC (Mon) by brianomahoney (subscriber, #6206)
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