I just "git pull"ed and (after hundreds of lines of updates) my Makefile remains:
VERSION = 3
PATCHLEVEL = 6
SUBLEVEL = 0
NAME = Terrified Chipmunk
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")?