"In this months kernel column John Masters discusses another
eventful kernel cycle, not to mention the latest round of Linus
Torvald (justified?) rants, the Kernel Summit 2010 and some pretty
intense penguin-on-penguin action...
"Linux 2.6.35 was finally released last month after what can
only be described as a (comparatively) mundane development cycle.
With the high drama of the previous cycle, that was hardly very
difficult to achieve. Sure, there were the typical Linus rants of
the month (the main one focused on Linus's dislike of the
'defconfig' files that he sees as cluttering up the kernel tree
with tens of thousands of lines of reference configuration files
that could live elsewhere – like on the websites for the
various supported architectures that create them) and there were a
few harsh words for one of the C library maintainers. But there was
no giant flame war related to graphics, or security modules, nor
calls of protest at Linus's ever ongoing effort to herd the
developers into a focus on stability and regression-fighting prior
to release. It was, in short, a rather sleepy summer month in which
it seemed people were often busy being away on vacation or being at
one of the usual round of conference events."