Results 1 to 3 of 3
Can someone explain to me how kernel version numbers work nowadays? When I started using Linux, it was simple: an odd minor version number indicated a development kernel and an ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
- 12-01-2010 #1
[SOLVED] Kernel version number system
When I started using Linux, it was simple: an odd minor version number indicated a development kernel and an even one a production kernel. But the kernel has been stuck at 2.26 for ages. Is there a 2.27 under development? Or does it now go by patch number?
I notice that patch numbers are usually even, but not always. Crux is currently using 2.26.35.
- 12-01-2010 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Here's a breakdown on the past and the current version numbering systems according to wikipedia:
Linux kernel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaoz
- 12-01-2010 #3
Ah! Well, according to this, it's rather like Ubuntu. You have a main, quasi-stable branch that gets updated every few months and periodic "long term support" snapshots, of which the latest is 2.6.27 (replacing 2.6.16). And the development fixes go into a different tree altogether. Thanks, Ozar.