Tues Dec 15, 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.
Kamal has released 3.13.11-ckt31 and 3.19.8-ckt11
The team announced that we will maintain 4.2.y-stable until August 2016
We are now building the s390x architecture.
Devel Kernel Announcements
Our Xenial master-next branch has been rebased to v4.3.3 and uploaded to xenial-proposed. We continue to track v4.4-rc5 in our unstable repository. We will eventually rebase the Xenial master/master-next branches to v4.4 since that is our target kernel version for 16.04.
Stable Kernel Announcements
Note the next cycle is starting in 3 weeks after the end of the currentcycle. That means we are skipping the 20-Dec through 09-Jan cycle. The reason for this is simple, there won't be any Canonical kernel team members working the last 2 weeks of 2015. There would be no one to re-spin kernels if regressions were found.
There is a possibility that there might be some new kernel packages during the 20-Dec through 09-Jan timeframe but if there are they will be addressing very specific bugs and will not be including upstream stable releases as is usual.
Current 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. Kernel Versions -------------------------------------------------------------------- precise 3.2.0-96.136 trusty 3.13.0-73.116 vivid 3.19.0-41.46 wily 4.2.0-21.25 lts-trusty 3.13.0-73.116~precise1 lts-utopic 3.16.0-56.75~14.04.1 lts-vivid 3.19.0-41.46~14.04.2 lts-wily 4.2.0-21.25~14.04.1 Next cycle: 10-Jan through 30-Jan ==================================================================== 08-Jan Last day for kernel commits for this cycle 10-Jan - 16-Jan Kernel prep week. 17-Jan - 23-Jan Bug verification & Regression testing. 24-Jan - 30-Jan Regression testing & Release to -updates.
- The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following link: