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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