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Old 06-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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Different Kernels?


At www.kernel.org they have different versions to download. I just wanted to know what they meant by these few things.

This one I understand its the "official" release you can say.
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The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.21.5
These are the two I had questions about if any one could please explain what a prepatch and snapshot is. I noticed that they were always the highest version. Are they alpha or beta stages?
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The latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree is: 2.6.22-rc6
The latest snapshot for the stable Linux kernel tree is: 2.6.22-rc6-git3
Thanks,
Kyle

Alright I stumbled acrossed it now for anyone else that has this question. Here are the direct links.
http://kernel.org/patchtypes/pre.html
http://kernel.org/patchtypes/snapshot.html

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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They're release candidates. Guess that's better than alpha or beta;



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Old 06-29-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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They're release candidates. Guess that's better than alpha or beta;
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So thats what the RC means. Thanks for the info now I can search a little more on the topic.

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