Published at LXer:
Fifteen years to the day since Linux creator Linus Torvalds bought the machine that started it all, the first new Linux kernel of the year has hit the street only two months after its predecessor hit. In a mailing list posting, Torvalds said the changes in 2.6.15, "are really pretty much all over the place, with over four thousand commits merged in the two weeks since 2.6.14." Linux on PowerPC users will notice a significant change in that the 32-bit and 64-bit PowerPC kernel development trees have been merged into a generic PowerPC development branch. The new generic tree allows for kernel compilation on either 64- or 32-bit PowerPCs.