Tues Nov 24, 2015


This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the kernel team. You can find us at the #ubuntu-kernel channel on FreeNode. Alternatively you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing list at: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com


Devel Kernel Announcements

  • Our Xenial master branch remains based on Wily's v4.2 kernel, currently at v4.2.3. Xenial master-next is at v4.3 and we’re still getting DKMS packages cleaned up against v4.3 before we upload to the archive. Our unstable repo is tracking the latest v4.4-rc2 release in parallel. We’ll eventually rebase both our Xenial master/master-next branches to v4.4 since that is our target kernel version for 16.04.
  • Important upcoming dates:
  • Thurs Dec 31 - Alpha 1 (~ 5weeks away)

Stable Kernel Announcements

  • Status for the main kernels, until today:

    • Precise - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Trusty - Testing & Verification

    • Trusty - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Utopic - Testing & Verification

    • lts-Wily - Testing & Verification

    • Vivid - Testing & Verification

    • Wily - Testing & Verification

    Current opened tracking bugs details:

    For SRUs, SRU report is a good source of information:


    Current cycle: 08-Nov through 28-Nov

    • 06-Nov Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
    • 08-Nov - 14-Nov Kernel prep week.
    • 15-Nov - 21-Nov Bug verification & Regression testing.

    • 22-Nov - 28-Nov Regression testing & Release to -updates.

    Next cycle: 29-Nov through 19-Dec

    • 27-Nov Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
    • 29-Nov - 05-Dec Kernel prep week.
    • 06-Dec - 12-Dec Bug verification & Regression testing.

    • 13-Dec - 19-Dec Regression testing & Release to -updates.

Status: CVE's

KernelTeam/Newsletter/2015-11-24 (last edited 2015-12-01 20:38:20 by jsalisbury)