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KernelTrap: 2.6.12-rc3, First "git" Kernel Release

Apr 21, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced 2.6.12-rc3 noting, 'this release is a bit different from the usual ones, for obvious reasons. It's the first in a _long_ time that I've done without using BK, and it's the first one ever that has been built up completely with 'git'. Linus' 3 year use of BitKeeper ended on April 6, 2005, at which point he began development of 'git' as an interim solution until something better came along, more a filesystem than a source control system. As has been seen on the git mailing list the project has quickly evolved, and is no longer something Linus considers to be an interim solution..."

Complete Story [Editor's Note: Due to travel, I was unable to get the original release announcement in a timely manner, so for this release I refer you to the KernelTrap announcement. -BKP]

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