Main development phase of Linux kernel 2.6.38 completed
Jan 21, 2011, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
"Exactly 14 days after Linux version 2.6.37 was released, Linus
Torvalds has published the first beta version of kernel 2.6.38,
which is expected to be completed at the end of March or beginning
of April. With this release, the merge window for the development
cycle has come to an end and Torvalds has now integrated most of
the changes for this version into the main development branch's
source code management system.
"As usual, the nearly 7,600 commits include a number of changes
which even users who do not generally deal with the kernel in their
Linux distribution will eventually notice and benefit from. One
such change is the so called "wonder patch", which in certain
situations can redistribute processor load in order to visibly
speed up the reaction time of desktop applications."