[arch-dev-public] LTS kernel future

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Jan 18 16:44:26 EST 2010

Am Montag 18 Januar 2010 schrieb Andreas Radke:
> Greg KH just posted on the LKML this news:
> Here's the state of the -stable kernel trees, as of January 18, 2010.
> 2.6.27-stable
> ...
> I'll probably keep maintaining it for at least 6-8 more months, but
> after that, I can not guarantee it's viability.  Note, one other
> developer has volunteered to pick up the tree after I am finished with
> it, but I can not speak for him at this time.
> ...
> 2.6.32-stable
> I'd like to announce that the 2.6.32-stable tree is also going to be
> maintained as a "long-term" stable release, living for 2-3 years, like
> the 2.6.27 kernel is.  This is because a number (i.e. more than 2) Linux
> distributions are basing their "enterprise" releases on this kernel
> version, and it will make their lives easier if I keep it alive.
> ...
> I suggest to move our LTS kernel to .32 series not before our kernel26
> has moved to .33 series. Better a bit later than to fast.
> -Andy
I would like to move it sooner than later, early userspace needs more recent 
kernel without having hacks and workarounds.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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