Update to Linux kernel debuts after 'false alarms'

by admin November 2, 2005 at 1:14 pm

The latest version of the Linux kernel has been released, almost a month later than originally planned.

Version 2.6.14 of the kernel was initially planned for release on Oct. 7, Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, said in a mailing list posting in September.

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of the development kernel, said the delay in the release was disappointing as it was partly caused by mistaken bug reports and was therefore potentially unnecessary.

“2.6.14 was delayed twice due to some last-minute bug reports, some of which ended up being false alarms (hey, I should be happy, but it was a bit frustrating),” Torvalds said in an e-mail.

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