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Linux kernel with long-term support

Dec 07, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced plans to provide minor patches and bug fixes only for the current Stable Series of the Linux kernel. Selected older kernel versions will, in future, be maintained as "Long-term" releases. The kernel developer said he hopes that this approach will help the community and developers focus on the current versions rather than waste their time with old kernel versions. The Long-term kernels are to follow the same rules as the Stable Series kernels.

"Kroah-Hartman writes that it's "back to our roots" time for the Stable Series: In March 2005, the Stable kernels were originally introduced with Linux 2.6.11 to fix minor bugs discovered after the final release of a kernel version."

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