The current development kernel is 2.6.0-test9
by Linus on October 25. It
consists almost entirely of important fixes, of course, but Linus also
threw in Jeff Garzik's "libata" driver. As always, the long-format changlog
has the details.
It seems a real 2.6.0 release
could be getting close:
If this works out, then I'll submit -test10 to Andrew Morton, and
if he takes it we'll probably have a real 2.6.0 after a final
Linus's approach of restricting patches to the most important fixes should
help to stabilize the kernel. It also is likely to mean, however, that
there will be a substantial pile of patches waiting to go in after the
2.6.0-test9 is, perhaps, unique in having its
own press release, something that is not normally done for development
kernels. OSDL, it seems, wants to be sure that the world knows where Linus
and Andrew work these days.
Linus's BitKeeper tree, as of this writing, contains a relatively small
number of fixes.
The current stable kernel is 2.4.22; Marcelo released 2.4.23-pre8 on October 22. Along
with the usual fixes, this patch also includes an ACPI update, some driver
updates, and a set of tmpfs fixes.
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