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eWeek: Linux Kernel Work Picks Up Speed

Aug 15, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A year after Linux kernel development was cleft in three, users and vendors report the process has improved the speed and quality of development.

"When developers opted to nix a separate 2.7 kernel development at the Linux Kernel Developers Summit last summer, the decision spawned three 2.6 trees: the mainline or stable kernel, known as 2.6.x, maintained by Linux founder Linus Torvalds; the 2.6-mm, or staging tree, where technologies are tested before being added to the mainline kernel; and the 2.6.x.y kernel, for bug fixes..."

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