Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced some minor changes in how the stable kernel updates are done. 'So, it's "back to our roots' time, and I'm now only going to be doing -stable releases for the last kernel released, with the usual one or two release overlap with the latest release from Linus to give people a chance to move over and have the new release stabilize a bit." That said, the long-term 2.6.27 and 2.6.32 maintenance will continue, but 2.6.27 will probably have a new maintainer soon. Also, Andi Kleen has stepped forward to maintain 2.6.35 for the indefinite future.
December 3, 2010
Some Stable Kernel Process Changes
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