May 2011

Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 11:37 AM by mayhem
"Linus just released the first -rc of the next kernel series, but rather than continuing development as the Linux 2.6.40 kernel, he has renamed it to be the Linux 3.0 kernel.

And he's tacked on a second dot and another zero (3.0.0), at least for now, because many scripts expect and rely on a three-part kernel version."

(Source: Slashdot)
Linus Torvalds Considering End To Linux 2.6 Series Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 12:38 PM by mayhem
"With the Linux 2.6 kernel set to begin its 40th development cycle and the Linux kernel nearing its 20th anniversary, Linus Torvalds has expressed interest today in moving away from the Linux 2.6.x kernel version. Instead he's looking to change things up by releasing the next kernel as Linux version 2.8 or 3.0."

Further updates available here.

Perl 5.14 Released Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:34 AM by mayhem
"Pumpking Jesse Vincent has just released Perl 5.14, the latest stable version of the venerable Perl 5 programming language. The list of changes in Perl 5.14 includes several enhancements, including performance tuning, Unicode improvements, and updates to the core libraries and documentation. Perl 5.16 is on track for a release next April."

(Source: Slashdot)