No 2.6.29 kernel for Jaunty Jackalope
The next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), contrary to expectations, will not ship with the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, which is currently at release candidate stage. Although it is expected that 2.6.29 will be ready by Ubuntu 9.04's release, Canonical's Tim Gardner has said "Jaunty will absolutely, positively, and without a doubt, release with a 2.6.28 kernel. Is that clear enough to dispel all rumors?". Phoronix reported some disappointment with the decision, since Jaunty Jackalope will therefore have no mainline support for Btrfs and Intel kernel mode setting.
The issue of which kernel to use, came up before with Ubuntu 8.10, when there was a discussion over whether to use 2.6.26 or 2.6.27. In that case, the later kernel won out, in part because of it's better Wi-Fi and notebook support.
- Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 3: Kernel controlled graphics modes, a heise online UK story.
- Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 2: WiMax, a heise online UK story.
- Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 1: Dodgy Wifi drivers and AP support, a heise online UK story.
- Higher and further - The innovations of Linux 2.6.28, a heise Open Source UK feature.
- What's new in Linux 2.6.27, a heise Open Source UK feature.