Zack’s Kernel News

Zack’s Kernel News

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Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

Linus Torvalds finally pulled the trigger on 3.0, setting off a vast array of minor issues in a kind of “Y2K event” that’s still going on.

For one thing, the Git tree itself, where the kernel sources are housed, had “2.6” in the title. So, shortly after sending out the 3.0 release, Linus changed the Git URL to git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ torvalds/ linux.git. The old URL might still work for a while, but if you’re keeping up with the source tree, you should probably update the URL in your .git/config file.

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