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fedivh 02-20-2004 01:00 PM

Where are the 2.5 Kernels?
 
Hi,
I'm still a :newbie: to the world of the kernel compilation but I noticed that there was a jump from the 2.4 kernel to the 2.6, and years ago from the 2.2 to the 2.4
But where are the 2.3 and 2.5 Kernels? Why aren't they popular?
Thanks

Peacedog 02-20-2004 01:01 PM

the odd # kernels are develoment kernels. the even # kernels are production.

fedivh 02-20-2004 01:04 PM

Ok, thanks! So the kernel-distributors are using kernel 2.6 and 2.7 kernels or 2.6 and 2.5?
2.5 is the develoment kernel from 2.6 or 2.7 is from 2.6?

vaxvr 02-20-2004 02:24 PM

The 2.7 kernel is the development for the 2.6 kernel which is production

Peacedog 02-20-2004 03:38 PM

the 2.5 series is development for the 2.6 production series. to my knowlegde there is no 2.7 series as yet.

basics 02-21-2004 01:29 AM

even numbered kernels are production (read stable), and the odd kernels are development (newest stuff). while 2.4.x was the current stable, the kernel developers were working on 2.5.x, until they started working on 2.6.0 to get it ready for stable release. in a little while, they will start working on 2.7.x, which will be the next development, or "bleeding edge" kernel.


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