Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 14:48 UTC
Linux "On the Linux kernel mailing list, Willy Tarreau has announced that there will be no more releases for version 2.4 of the Linux kernel. Tarreau, who is responsible for maintaining the Linux 2.4 kernel, said that 'few people' still use this version. According to him, these users are better served by a central Git repository that collects bug fixes and that he has now created such a repository for them." I remember when 2.4.0 was released... Proper USB support! Them were the days.
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Seems reasonable
by jessesmith on Tue 10th Apr 2012 20:32 UTC
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The move to stop releasing 2.4 updates seems reasonable. I don't think any distributions still support the 2.4 kernel. Even Red Hat's RHEL supported line I think uses 2.6 these days. If there is anyone out there still actively using 2.4 they're probably already familiar with compiling and updating legacy software.

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