Linus Torvalds Releases "Woozy Numbat" for Christmas - the 2.6.10 Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds Releases "Woozy Numbat" for Christmas - the 2.6.10 Linux Kernel

As only Linus can do, the latest version of the Linux kernel, v2.6.10, was released in time for Christmas with an e-mail to the Kernel Mailing List with the engagingly seasonal Subject line "Ho ho ho."

Torvalds offered it as "something to play with over the holidays":

To: Kernel Mailing List [email blocked]
Subject: Ho ho ho - Linux v2.6.10
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 14:39:09 -0800 (PST)

Ok, with a lot of people taking an xmas break, here's something to play
with over the holidays (not to mention an excuse for me to get into the
Glogg for real ;)

Mostly a lot of small fixes since 2.6.10-rc3, with the biggest thing being
probably the CIFS update and the switch-over to the new DVB frontend
driver world order. Some MMC and USB work too, and ARM updates as usual.

Shortlog from 2.6.10-rc3 appended, with the full log from 2.6.9 on the
normal distribution sites.


He named it "Woozy Numbat" - and it comes just 2 months after the 2.6.9 kernel, which he called "Zonked Quokka."

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Linus Names Kernel 12/27/04 07:34:40 AM EST

Right, you think that "Zonked Quokka" on the other hand was a sober name? I think maybe that Swedish glogg was opened a couple of weeks ago chez Torvalds, no?

quezztion 12/27/04 07:31:46 AM EST

Hmm, was he drinking the glogg when he came up with "Woozy Numbat" as the name for this stable version?

kzh 12/27/04 06:35:34 AM EST

and on the twelfth day of Christmas, Linus left for me... an upgrade for linux-2.60.10-rc3

bottlerocket 12/27/04 06:05:52 AM EST

Does anybody have a list of the major changes/fixes from 2.6.9? Compiling the changelogs from each release of the beta builds and then distilling it down into Fixes for 2.6.9 VS Fixes for Things Broken in the Previous Beta is a bit much...

Diacritical 12/27/04 06:04:07 AM EST

Hey, shouldn't that be Glögg - with the Swedish ö in the middle?