Linux 3.3 delayed, other kernels arrive - Update
This week's expected arrival of Linux 3.3 failed to happen, as Linus Torvalds produced a seventh release candidate. Torvalds said he'd hoped that the sixth candidate would have been the last, but a rush of many small fixes across networking, memory management, drivers and other subsystems has meant he felt the need for 3.3-rc7. He hopes not to have to do an eighth release candidate and thinks that the development is in fairly good shape for a release next week.
For more detailed information and background on the new features that Linux 3.3 will be delivering, the Kernel Log series "Coming in 3.3" offers a focused view, by area, of the changes already made in the new kernel:
- Coming in 3.3 (Part 1) - Networking
- Coming in 3.3 (Part 2) - Filesystems and storage
- Coming in 3.3 (Part 3) – Architecture and infrastructure
- Coming in 3.3 (Part 4) – Drivers
Meanwhile, Greg Kroah-Hartman has released Linux 3.2.10 and Linux 3.0.24, saying for both, as is almost traditional for kernel updates, that all users of the 3.2 or 3.0 kernel series must upgrade. Both releases contain many fixes, from fixes for ALPS touchpad detection to corrections for ARM ports.
Update: Kroah Hartman has now released Linux 3.2.11 to fix a single build error in 3.2.10 and says if kernel builders had no trouble building 3.2.10 there's no reason to update to this release.