Linux 2.6.27 will be a longtime supported kernel

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sat Oct 11 2008 - 17:04:45 EST

2.6.16 has become a bit dated, and I'll maintain 2.6.27 for a few years
as a replacement.

As with 2.6.16, I'll pickup maintainance when the normal -stable
maintainance ends (at some point after 2.6.28 gets released in January).

It is intended to fill the niche for users who are not using
distribution kernels but want to use a regression-free kernel for a
longer time. It might be a small part of the userbase, but after the
experiences with 2.6.16 I can say that there are quite a few users
who appreciate such an offering.

As people might have noted I wasn't able to do much kernel stuff
recently, and 2.6.16 also suffered from this. I'll bring 2.6.16 back
into shape and keep it maintained until at least mid-2009.



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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