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Old 06-13-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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Kernel Stable is out!!!!


Now I got something to do
Old 06-13-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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It only has like 4 bug fixes. Nothing to jump to high about!

I am waiting for 2.8 :P lol I mean 2.6.12
Old 06-14-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
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Nothing to get excited about unless you have x86_64 SMP, not many Slackers use hfs
Old 06-14-2005, 03:17 AM   #4
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not many Slackers use hfs
Just the hfsplus for the iPod. Couldn't be bothered with converting the native filesystem.

I think, too, that the changelogs are a little misleading. If I am right, the changelog is only noting the changes since the last rc. If you don't install the rc releases, there are actually a lot more changes than the changelog notes. I could be wrong, but I swear that the changelog on the rc releases was much longer than these few entries.
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A question and a comment on this topic:

(1) For kernel version designations, if the first number is the "major" number, the second is the "minor", and the third is the "release" number, what's the fourth number called? For example, in, what do we call the position that the "12" is in?

(2) In the changelog recently, I was amused to see PV delicately refer to these 2.6.11.x releases as "sucker kernels". Now I know PV is just a mere mortal (as underscored by the events of last winter), but I suppose his comment did make me less enthusiastic about compiling and installing every one of these jobs that shows up at -- at least not without finding a compelling reason to do so.

I used to change the oil in my car a lot more frequently than I do now, too. And I also used to clean up my espresso machine after each use (now it looks like it belongs more in a gas station than in a yuppie's kitchen). I still try to tell my wife I love her at least once a day, though. Otherwise, she'd start getting jealous of all the time I spend with Slackware.

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Old 06-14-2005, 12:46 PM   #6
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Jan Kara:
ext3: fix log_do_checkpoint() assertion failure
Sounds important to me .. anyway i like upgrading takes me 10 minuts..
Old 06-14-2005, 12:49 PM   #7
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Originally posted by dhave
A question and a comment on this topic:

(1) For kernel version designations, if the first number is the "major" number, the second is the "minor", and the third is the "release" number, what's the fourth number called? For example, in, what do we call the position that the "12" is in?
Since a recent change in the software kernel developers used to keep control of the kernel sources, they've started to make "smaller" releases, that's the 4th number. They're like beta versions in case you need a feature on them.
Old 06-14-2005, 01:11 PM   #8
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I use it too, I like have everything fresh But I didn`t notice nothing special in this kernel release.


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