Het kernel team van de Linux 2.6 Kernel heeft een stable release uitgebracht en hieraan 2.6.14 als het versienummer meegegeven. Het volledige changelog kan op deze plek na worden gelezen. Linus Torvalds geeft de volgende aankondiging mee:
Ok, it's finally there.
2.6.14 was delayed twice due to some last-minute bug-reports, some of which ended up being false alarms (hey, I should be happy, but it was a bit frustrating)
But hey, the delays - even when perhaps unnecessary - got us to look at the code and fix some other bugs instead. So it's all good.
So special thanks go to Oleg Nesterov and Roland McGrath for doing some code inspection and fixing and just making the otherwise frustrating wait for bug resolution more productive ;^p.
Let's try the 2-week merge window thing again, I think it worked pretty well despite the delays, and hopefully it will work even better this time around.
The actual changes from 2.6.14-rc5 are a number of mostly one-liners, with the ShortLog appended (full log from 2.6.13 on the normal sites together with the release itself). The only slightly bigger ones (ie more than a handful of lines) is a kernel parameter doc update, and the PIIX4 PCI quirk printouts, and the cleanups/fixes for the posix cpu timers.
(In fact, according to diffstat, about half the diff is that one documentation update, and most of that is whitespace cleanups)