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Linux 2.6.29-rc6 Kernel Released

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Published on 23 February 2009 12:21 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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In March we should see the release of the Linux 2.6.29 kernel with the addition of Intel kernel mode-setting, the Btrfs file-system, and numerous driver improvements, but those that want to see a good and well-tested release should provide a hand in testing out the latest release candidate. Linus Torvalds last night pushed out Linux 2.6.29-rc6.

The Linux 2.6.29-rc6 kernel has some documentation movement and various driver regression fixes. Worth noting is also a fairly sizable DRM update for the Intel i915 driver that should address a few outstanding problems. The Linux 2.6.29-rc6 release announcement with the short change-log can be read via Google Groups.

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