For those that missed it, the Linux 3.1-rc5 kernel release has been widely reported as it's being hosted on GitHub. Due to the hacking of Kernel.org and bringing down the infrastructure until all systems are reinstalled, Linus Torvalds decided to move it over to GitHub temporarily.
This news is being reported a bit late on Phoronix since I've been busy with the final XDC2011 preparations
. The Linux 3.1-rc5 kernel doesn't have many changes, however. The release announcement can be read on the Linux kernel mailing list