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Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.30 is taking shape

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| Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Linus Torvalds released Linux 2.6.30-rc1, the 
| first release candidate of version 2.6.30 of the Linux kernel. The final 
| version is expected in eight to ten weeks. Fifteen days after the release of 
| Linux 2.6.29, the first RC of 2.6.30 closes the merge window, the first phase 
| of the development cycle in which the kernel hackers integrate all the major 
| changes into the main development branch; the coming few weeks will be 
| dedicated to eliminating any flaws the testers find in the release 
| candidates.       



Addressing the State of the Linux Union

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| Linux is often thought to be all about collaboration and contribution to a
| project. Yet the community doesn't always get along, even as Linux's
| supporters are enjoying new levels of success against entrenched proprietary
| vendors like Microsoft.
| To assess where Linux is today, to help hammer out some of the divisive
| issues in the community, and to sort through Linux's own complex relationship
| with vendors like Microsoft, the Linux Foundation is hosting the
| invitation-only Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. At the event,
| which begins today, the state of the Linux union -- and the community's take
| on collaboration, contribution and competition -- will be on the table for
| discussion.


Linux Supports More Filesystems With 2.6.30-rc1

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| Two weeks have passed since the release of the Linux 2.6.29 kernel that
| brought Intel kernel mode-setting, the Btrfs file-system, and many other
| improvements to the Linux kernel. Now though the first release candidate for
| the forthcoming Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now out in the wild.


Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.30 is under way

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| Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.29 last Tuesday, the kernel subsystem
| developers began to prepare the first changes to be merged into the main
| development branch for Linux 2.6.30. This is usually done by sending a "Git
| pull request" – an email which includes the URL to a Git tree with the
| proposed changes as well as a diffstat and a list of individual patches – not
| only to Linus Torvalds, but usually also to the LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing
| List). Often, the maintainer of the subsystem starts the email with a short
| summary of the proposed changes, highlighting the most important ones, or
| putting the changes into context.


Linux 2.6.29

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| It's out there now, or at least in the process of getting mirrored out.
| The most obvious change is the (temporary) change of logo to Tuz, the
| Tasmanian Devil. But there's a number of driver updates and some m68k  header
| updates (fixing headers_install after the merge of non-MMU/MMU)  that end up
| being pretty noticeable in the diffs.
| The shortlog (from -rc8, obviously - the full logs from 2.6.28 are too big
| to even contemplate attaching here) is appended, and most of the non-logo
| changes really shouldn't be all that noticeable to most people. Nothing
| really exciting, although I admit to fleetingly considering another -rc
| series just because the changes are bigger than I would have wished for this
| late in the game. But there was little point in holding off the real release
| any longer, I feel.

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