"People will have been wondering about the 2.4 stable
kernel progression. Various bizarre rumours in Byte seem to have
generated a lot of discussion and rumour. Now that the people
concerned are all agreed its time to put the entire roadmap out and
make it clear.
Linus will be releasing a 2.4.14 and probably a 2.4.15 finishing
off the VM stability work and other rough corners. At that point
the 2.5 kernel tree will be opened. There is a lot stuff queued for
2.5. It isn't going to be possible or sensible to throw it all into
2.5.0. One of the tasks is to put changes together in the right
Marcelo Tosatti will be the head maintainer over the 2.4 stable
kernel tree. This is not the giant change it may seem from the
outside. The stable kernel management was and is a group effort.
Marcelo and many others have been active in 2.2 and 2.4
stabilisation work. I'll be helping Marcelo with advice when he
asks it, and working on feeding him the 2.4 relevant bits of the