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'This is It!' Says Linus, As He Releases Linux 2.5.75

'This is It!' Says Linus, As He Releases Linux 2.5.75

(July 11, 2003) - Linus Torvalds wrote:

List: linux-kernel
Subject: Linux 2.5.75
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: 2003-07-10 21:14:15


Ok. This is it. We (Andrew and me) are going to start a "pre-2.6" series, where getting patches in is going to be a lot harder. This is the last 2.5.x kernel, so take note.

The probably most notable thing here is the anticipatory scheduler, which has been in -mm for a long time, and was the major piece that hadn't been merged.

Some architecture updates: cris has been updated for 2.5, ia64 and arm26 updates etc. And various random (smallish) things.

Linus.

It was with this posting, to the Linux kernel mailing list, that Torvalds formally took his leave of Linux version 2.5.75, saying that there would be no more 2.5.x releases from him.

Now the kernel must move on, and 2.6 beckons. Torvalds also indicated that he and collaborator Andrew Morton would be starting next on 2.6-pre series.

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