News for the release

Hi all!

As some of you may have noticed, we’re almost at the middle of November and there’s no new release available. The problem is that the reiser4 patches have not yet been ported to 2.6.36, and applying the 2.6.35 patchset fails miserably at compile time.

Of course, I can’t blame anybody for this. Reiser4 work is being volunteered by Edward Shishkin and the 2.6.36 release has seen a lot of non-obvious code changes (most notably VFS patches and the workqueue unification patches).

So, if no new patches will be available by November 14th, I’ll be sticking to 2.6.35 and build the new release upon it.

About the author

Fabio Scaccabarozzi

Ever since 2002, I experimented with Linux. After some time spent on Slackware and Mandriva, I found Gentoo, I've been using it since then and I acquired a lot of knowledge on the internals of the distribution. I have created and mantained a custom liveCD targeted to power users and systems engineers, with a lot of tools usually not included in standard distributions and exotic filesystems. I'm currently working as a senior system administrator in Zurich, Switzerland.

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