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Linux Magazine: Keeping the Kernel

Nov 04, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Morton)

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"By the time the 2.6.0 production kernel was released last December, the kernels in the 2.5.x development tree had been stable for more than a year. There was little drama associated with the release of the new code (compared to previous stable kernel introductions) as the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), IBM, and others had been performing consistent, rigorous testing and the kernel team remain determined to keep the development kernel stable and usable at all times. In the end, going to 2.6.0 was mainly a re-labeling exercise..."

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