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Linux Kernel 2.6.35 Released 159

Posted by timothy
from the everything-new-is-new-again dept.
eldavojohn writes "Linus has announced the release of 2.6.35 for people to download and test after he found not a lot of changes between this week and last. The big features to look out for include: 'Transparent spreading of incoming network traffic load across CPUs, Btrfs improvements, KDB kernel debugger frontend, Memory compaction and Support for multiple multicast route tables' as well as various performance and graphics improvements. Linus also praised the community saying that 'regression changes only' after rc1 improved this time around and gave numbers to back it up saying 'in the 2.6.34 release, there were 3800 commits after -rc1, but in the current 35 release cycle we had less than 2000.' Good to see the process is becoming more refined and controlled after the first release candidate — hopefully there's no impending burnout."
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Linux Kernel 2.6.35 Released

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  • 3.6.35? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Lord Byron II (671689) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @09:48PM (#33106420)

    Wow. The future has arrived.

    Way to double-check your article, Timothy.

  • by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @09:58PM (#33106482)

    I understand why, but there are a ton of people out there that think OSS is OSS. You wonder why corporations are weary of OSS it's because of this. I really hope this project [github.com] goes somewhere or Debian's kFreeBSD [debian.org] project works as well as I'm hoping.

    Reminds me of this joke:
    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a software developer standing on the edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said "Stop! Don't do it!"

    "Why shouldn't I?" he said.

    I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"

    "Like what?"

    "Well ... do you develop Closed Source or Open?"

    "Open."

    "Me too! Are you BSD or GPL?"

    "GPL."

    "Me too! Are you GPL v2 or GPL v3?"

    "GPL v3!"

    To which I said, "Die, heretic scum!" and pushed him off.

  • by jd (1658) <<moc.oohay> <ta> <kapimi>> on Sunday August 01, 2010 @10:42PM (#33106702) Homepage Journal

    It's 3.6.35 that's not released yet.

  • by c0lo (1497653) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @11:00PM (#33106786)

    Hello,

    As a consultant for several large companies, I'd always done my work on Windows. Recently however, a top online investment firm asked us to do some work using Linux.

    ... then ...

    although it was tough to do, there really was no
    option: We had to rewrite the code, from scratch, for Windows 2000.

    Hey, David, is that you? Some times back I received an email from you (reproduced below): is the offer still available?

    Dear Sir/M,
    I am Mr.David Mark. an Auditor of a BANK OF THE NORTH INTERNATIONAL,ABUJA (FCT).
    I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important business believing that
    you will never let me down either now or in the future.
    Some years ago, an American Mining consultant/ contractor with the
    Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, made a numbered time (fixed) deposit
    for twelve calendar months, valued $12M.USD (TWELVE MILLION US DOLLARS) in an account.

  • by Grey Ninja (739021) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @11:13PM (#33106846) Homepage Journal

    Troll Review:

    Believability: 1/10. I would have given you a zero, except I notice one comment here that seems to think it's a legitimate point.

    Humour: 6/10. The punch line was honestly not expected, and elicited a smile from me. But it would need a bit more work to truly be hilarious.

    Anger response: 4/10. A fairly good natured troll. It does little to incite anger, but I think that if you worked on it a bit more and made the story more plausible, you could be a real contender, inciting hundreds of flames.

    Overall: 5/10. A nice effort, but a little too obvious, and the punchline just wasn't enough, given the length of the post. The punchline could have been delivered in one simple paragraph.

  • by FauxPasIII (75900) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @11:38PM (#33106966)

    Perhaps, in the same sense that "improved the reliability of the rear differential" means nothing to 99%+ of automobile owners.

    Oh crap, did I just make a car analogy?

  • by JohnBailey (1092697) on Monday August 02, 2010 @01:08AM (#33107406)

    Do we still have to talk about "burnout" every time we mention kernel maintenance?

    Yep. It isn't a meme unless it gets repeated over and over.

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