20 mag 2011

The final Linux 2.6.39 kernel was released

The final Linux 2.6.39 kernel was released with a fairly modest feature set, led by a new IPset technology for simplifying firewall deployment. Other major features include Ext4 performance and scalability improvements, a media controller subsystem for video acquisition, a block plugging overhaul for fast storage I/O, and support for the latest AMD "Cayman" Radeon graphics.

Linus Torvalds (pictured) announced the 2.6.39 release with some doubts as to whether he should have issued another RC release instead. A scheduling conflict -- caused by the fact that the Linux creator and overseer is wanted for a keynote at LinuxCon Japan on June 1-3 -- forced him to push the new kernel out the door without merging more code. The deciding factor, he writes, is that this kernel release window has been "fairly 'easy'." ……

more: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Linux-2639-released/

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