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Release Notes: Updates were made to NTFS, ALSA, power management, networking (iptables-IPv6, PPP MPPE, PPTP), udev, XFS, SATA, and more. Mounting of shared subtrees is now possible. Version 071 of the user-space part of udev is required.

Release Notes: InfiniBand support was added. New LinuxTV DVB code was landed. ALSA 1.0.8 was included. Updates were made for x86-64, ia64, ppc, arm, and mips. Updates were made to ACPI, DRI, SCSI, and XFS.

  •  02 Nov 2004 02:45

Release Notes: ALSA 1.0.6 and Megaraid 2.20.4 are included.

  •  11 May 2004 07:30

Release Notes: NTFS, XFS, reiserfs, and ACPI were updated. Some small virtual memory patches. Various architecture updates and lots of fixes were made. ext2 and ext3 filesystem performance was significantly improved. The "laptop mode" patch was added. POSIX message queues, 4KB stacks for the i386 architecture, non-executable stack support for several architectures, the lightweight auditing framework, the "completely fair queueing" I/O scheduler, TCP "Vegas" congestion avoidance, and many more features were implemented.

  •  11 Mar 2004 17:34

Release Notes: This version includes support for the Intel "ia32e" architecture, a UTF-8 TTY mode, dynamic PTY allocation, sysfs support for SCSI tapes and bluetooth devices, support for large numbers of groups, a generic kernel thread infrastructure, an HFS filesystem rewrite, an R128 DRI driver security fix, the groundwork for the hotplug CPU code, and many, many fixes.

Release Notes: This release supports PPC/PPC64 out-of-the-box, complete with G5 support (64-bit). The new radeonfb driver works on a wide variety of hardware (a number of the fixes here relative to -rc3 was making sure the driver works on regular x86 laptops). There were some IDE oops fixes (and cleanups), and a SELinux update. The fact that Sparc is no longer broken up was documented.

  •  15 Jan 2004 11:21

Release Notes: Fixes since 2.6.1-rc3 include AGPGART, a fork() bugfix, and miscellaneous changes to XFS.

  •  17 Dec 2003 23:47

Release Notes: Not surprisingly, this release contains too many changes to list. See the Changelog link for a summary of all changes between 2.4 and 2.6.

Release Notes: Many fixes, a better VM, and new drivers.

Release Notes: This version has undergone a complete overhaul of the SELinux API, a migration to using extended attributes for file security contexts, a reworking of the SELinux initialization code, and various cleanups of the SELinux code. The new SELinux utilities and the SELinux daemon/ utility patches have been ported to the new SELinux API, and updated to the RH9 packages.

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