Linux Kernel 3.7.10 Officially Reaches End of Life, Kernel.org Website Updated

This EOL information was made available by a kernel.org website update

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Linux kernel 3.7.10 was only announced a couple of days ago, but it seems that it has reached EOL status (End of life) without any official announcement.

Linux kernel 3.7.10 was only announced a couple of days ago, but it seems that it has reached EOL status (End of life) without any official announcement.

Greg Kroah-Hartman made the launch announcement for Linux kernel 3.7.10, but there was no indication that this branch of the kernel will be retired so soon.

The change in status for 3.7.10 has been made formal by the new kernel.org website update, which underlines the stage of every kernel branch.

This update was necessary because Greg Kroah-Hartman was pestered with rumors about Linux kernel 3.8 and it's nonexistent LTS status.

“I would like to announce that the 3.8 Linux kernel series is NOT going to be a longterm stable kernel release. I will NOT be maintaining it for long time, and in fact, will stop maintaining it right after the 3.9 kernel is released,” stated Greg KH on the website of the Linux Foundation.

This being said, the kernel.org website now holds two EOL versions, 3.7.10 and 3.6.11, and a third, 3.8, will follow soon.

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