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Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Be Supported For The Long-Term

Linux Kernel

Published on 20 August 2012 07:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the Linux 3.4 kernel will be his next "-longterm" kernel that will be supported for at least the next two years.

"As I'm getting a few questions about this, and I realized that I never sent out an email about this, yes, the 3.4 kernel tree will be the next -longterm kernel that I will be maintaining for at least 2 years," Greg KH wrote today on the kernel mailing list.

The Linux 2.6.32 came to an end and presently the Linux Foundation employee is maintaining the Linux 3.0 kernel for one more year, the Linux 3.4 kernel for the next two years, and the current Linux 3.5 stable kernel will just be maintained until the Linux 3.6.1 kernel is released in the coming months. These kernels supported beyond the normal maintenance windows continue to receive bug and regression fixes along with recently some performance fixes too.

Upstream meanwhile is in the mid-stages of the Linux 3.6 kernel development.

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