Linux development temporarily moves to GitHub
Linus Torvalds has published the fifth release candidate of Linux 3.1. As the main server for kernel.org is not completely back up and running after the break-in that was made public last week, Torvalds uploaded the git repository with the mainline Linux sources to GitHub.
That makes GitHub the quasi-official source for Linux 3.1-rc5 because Torvalds cannot yet upload a new tar archive with the new pre-release to kernel.org. In the release email, he tells kernel hackers how to update their git checkout temporarily via GitHub. Torvalds also made it clear that he plans to return to kernel.org; GitHub will only be used as a mirror for the official development branch once Kernel.org is operational again.
The kernel.org web site has yet to be updated with any additional information since the break-in. However, on 1 September, the main administrator John 'Warthog9' Hawley provided some more details on Google+.
- Kernel Log: Coming in 3.1 - Part 1 - Networking, a report from The H.