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Stable kernel tree status, January 18

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Here's the state of the -stable kernel trees, as of January 18, 2010.

2.6.27-stable

The 2.6.27-stable kernel tree is still living on, as a "long-term" stable release. But, I do have to warn users of this tree, the older it gets, the less viable it becomes. Not all bugfixes are being backported to this kernel version due to massive code changes in the over 2 years since this kernel has been released. I am doing my best to backport fixes that I become aware of, and I encourage anyone who does fix any types of bugs in the main kernel tree to let me know if the change should be applied to this older kernel version.

I'll probably keep maintaining it for at least 6-8 more months, but after that, I can not guarantee it's viability. Note, one other developer has volunteered to pick up the tree after I am finished with it, but I can not speak for him at this time.

2.6.31-stable

There will not be any more updates for this branch in the future.

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