Linus Torvalds heeft van de development 2.5 kernel de volgende versie uitgebracht met het rugnummer 2.5.44. Het complete changelog is hier te vinden. Tevens meldt Linus het volgende:
Ok, I've merged stuff from more people, and 2.5.44 is out there. We're getting closer, folks.
And for the next 8 days (starting _now_) it is totally unnecessary to try to send me patches or cc me on the discussions about what needs to be merged or not. I won't read it, and when I get back I will likely just flush the whole inbox, since there's no way I can try to catch up _and_try to merge some final pieces before the feature freeze at the same time.
I've asked various people to act as merge-points for me while I'm gone, and to avoid having them mailbombed or pressured into accepting stuff they don't really want to, I won't even tell who they are
Anyway, the 2.5.44 patches are all over the map, see for yourself in the appended changelog.
I repeat: while I'm gone, please use linux-kernel as a central point for discussion, and I assume that all the normal suspects will maintain their own set of fixes for it. Don't fill my inbox,