Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Extended stable support for Linux 3.5 (linux-3.5.y-ext.z)
Date: Friday 9th November 2012 14:15:04 UTC (over 3 years ago)
As everyone may be aware, linux 3.5.y isn't anymore a supported stable kernel tree. Also, it seems not many distributions picked 3.5 as a kernel version for their releases, looks like due to timing. Anyway, as Ubuntu is using it in its 12.10 release (codename "Quantal Quetzal"), we (as in Ubuntu kernel maintainers) are going forward and announcing that we will provide extended stable support for it. I'm the person going to maintain this effort at first. This is a 3rd party effort from us, it will be for now a fork of latest 3.5.7 stable release, maintained on our infra-structure. The tree providing the extended stable updates is located at git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git, which is where we will maintain the patches and releases of this extended support. The page at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable describes the stucture and other details. Worth to note is that we plan to provide this extended support only until March 31st, 2014 I plan to do a similar workflow as to what is done today with current stable releases. I'll send email notifications to everyone involved in each patch when it's added to 3.5 queue, and post the patches for review for each release cycle. Just versioning will be slightly different, every version is planned to be tagged as v3.5.7-ext.