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Linux 2.6.39-rc2 Is Uncommonly Calm

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Published on 06 April 2011 10:21 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds describes the just-released Linux 2.6.39-rc2 kernel as being an "uncommonly calm" release and points that may lead it to being a "simple release" if nothing changes.

There simply aren't too many regression fixes going into the Linux 2.6.39 kernel and it's simply not because all of the developers are on holiday.

Linux 2.6.39-rc2 is mostly comprised of architecture updates (ARM), various driver fixes, and other random fixes. It's "a small -rc."

It's release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

While this release candidate is not too exciting, the Linux 2.6.39 kernel introduces some exciting changes for new drivers, open-source graphics DRM updates, etc. At the time though, we're already looking forward to the Linux 2.6.40 kernel months later.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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