While the Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel was supposed to be the last test release until 2.6.20, Linus Torvalds has pushed out a seventh release candidate. This was done due to ensuring no new bugs cropped up while addressing regressions in the Linux kernel. The release announcement can be found at LKML.
The Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel has now been pushed out the door by Linus. Mr. Torvalds hopes that this release candidate will be the last one before the final Linux 2.6.20 release. More information is available at Kernel Trap.
A week ago Linus announced the Linux 2.6.20-rc3 kernel, and today he is pushing out the Linux 2.6.20-rc4 kernel. New in the fourth 2.6.20 release candidate is primarily fixes for Kernel-based Virtual Machine along with other fixes. The change-log is available here.
The third release candidate in the Linux 2.6.20 branch has been released today. The Linux 2.6.20-rc3 change-log covers the many changes in this release from rc2. Linus' wisdom with this release is it's always a good idea to cut a release *before* you go out to party and get drunk. Happy New Year!
For anyone still using the Linux 2.4 kernel, the Linux 2.4.34 kernel has been released. New in this version are more security fixes and bug fixes along with support for GCC 4.0. The complete change-log is available here.
The Linux 2.6.19 kernel has been released! As said by Linus Torvalds, this is a rare "perfect" kernel. Among the changes since the Linux 2.6.18 kernel is clustering GFS2 filesystem, Ecryptfs, and the first experimental snapshot for EXT4. Grab it and share your experiences over at the Phoronix Forums.
The fourth release candidate in the Linux 2.6.19 kernel branch has been released. New in 2.6.19-rc4 is mostly driver and architecture updates with various other fixes. This development release can be grabbed over at Kernel.org.
Released yesterday, on "Talk Like A Pirate Day", was the Linux 2.6.18 kernel. A few of the changes include the new zd1211 WiFi driver, a horde of fixes for the Intel-based Macintosh machines, and Hotplug and many other fixes for the SATA driver. The complete change-log can be read here. As always, the latest kernel can be grabbed over at Kernel.org.
The fifth release candidate is now out for the Linux 2.6.18 kernel. Featured in 2.6.18-RC5 is various fixes with PowerPC, V4L, networking, and SCSI. The full 2.6.18-RC5 kernel change-log is available here.
Red Hat is working on engineering a new project, which they have dubbed "Stateless Linux". Some components for this project have already appeared in Rawhide. Here is Havoc Pennington's announcement.
The Linux 2.6.17 kernel has been released. In this release are quite a few changed beyond what was found in the 2.6.17 release candidates. As always, the latest kernel source is available from Kernel.org.
For your reading pleasure this weekend, CNN has conducted an interview with Linus Torvalds. Nothing too technical is asked, but it sure is an interesting read for Linux enthusiasts. This interview in its entirety can be read at CNN World Business.
Since Andrew Morton's statements last week at LinuxTag about a bug-fixing cycle for the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds has now commented and he seems to agree on such a task. Linus does say that the 2.6.18 kernel may not hold any new features in store for Linux users, but rather may be one of the releases that targets the hunting down of bugs. More on this is here.
With two weeks since the 2.6.16 kernel was released, the first release candidate has come out for 2.6.17. Both the short and long change-logs are quite huge. Among the many changes is merged support for Sun Microsystem's Niagara architecture, and according to Linus Torvalds there is also a lot of other stuff going on with DVB re-organizations, nfs/knfsd updates, x86_64/parisc/mips/powerpc updates, ALSA, SCSI, and Infiniband. More clean-ups are also done under the hood. As always, these tarballs and other patches are available from the Linux Kernel Archives.
The Linux 2.6.16 kernel has been released today. Information on this version is available below. CHANGES Linux 2.6.16 Patch
Tonight Linus Torvalds has made available the Linux 2.6.16-rc6 kernel. This latest testing kernel certainly has its fair share of changes, as can be seen from the change-log. As always, this kernel is available from Kernel.org and the full change-log.
Released this morning is the new Linux 22.214.171.124 stable kernel. The new kernel merely addresses a few issues from the 126.96.36.199 as it doesn't now reset rskq_defer_accept in reqsk_queue_alloc, offers a fs/nfs/direct.c compile fix, mempolicy.c compile fix, makes sure BITS_PER_BYTE is defined, and [IA64] die_if_kernel() can return (CVE-2006-0742). These changes won't largely effect most users, however, they are worth mentioning none the less. The Linux 188.8.131.52 kernel can be found at Kernel.org.
Last night the Linux 2.6.16-rc5 kernel was released. Inside of this latest release candidate is a collection of random fixes in random areas. Here is the 2.6.16-rc5 kernel change-log. As always, the latest stable and development Linux kernels is available at Kernel.org.
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