Ben Hutchings, the maintainer of the Linux 2.6 kernel branch, had the pleasure of announcing yesterday, July 11, that a brand-new maintenance release is available for download, urging users to update to it as soon as possible.
According to the changelog, Linux kernel 3.2.61 is a quite big release that introduces better support for the x86, ARM, PowerPC, s390 and MIPS architectures, improves support for the EXT4, ReiserFS, Btrfs, NFS and UBIFS file systems, fixes random networking and sound issues, and includes a plethora of updated drivers (Wireless, InfiniBand, USB, ACPI, Bluetooth, SCSI, Radeon and Intel i915).
“I'm announcing the release of the 3.2.61 kernel. All users of the 3.2 kernel series should upgrade. The updated 3.2.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.2.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git. The diff from 3.2.60 is attached to this message,” Ben Hutchings said in the mailinglist announcement.
As usual, you can download the Linux kernel 3.2.61 LTS sources right now from Softpedia, but it is best to wait until it is available in the official software repositories of your Linux distribution, thoroughly tested.