Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.60 LTS Released with PowerPC and AArch64 Improvements
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.4.1 LTS and Linux kernel 3.10.96 LTS, kernel maintainer and developer Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the availability of the sixtieth maintenance build of the Linux 3.14 LTS kernel series.
Changing 65 files, with 375 insertions and 154 deletions, Linux kernel 3.14.60 LTS is here to add various improvements to the PowerPC (PPC), AArch64 (ARM64), x86, OpenRISC, and MN10300 hardware architectures, as well as to update several drivers, especially for things like PA-RISC, USB, Xen, ISDN, HID, connector, and networking (PPP, bonding, and Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)).
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.60 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman in the announcement. “The updated 3.14.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.14.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;a=summary.”
Sound enhancements, networking stack updates
In addition to the drivers and architectures updates, Linux kernel 3.14.60 LTS includes multiple sound enhancements and improves the networking stack with updates for SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol), Phonet, Bridge, IPv6, and IPv4. As you can see the improvements in this maintenance release are pretty consistent, so it is recommended that you update as soon as possible.
To update, you’ll need to either wait for your GNU/Linux distribution vendor to push the new version into the main software repositories or download the Linux kernel 3.14.60 LTS sources right now from the kernel.org website or via Softpedia and start compiling by hand. We’re also urging OS vendors to download the source archive, compile it, and upload the packages to their repos for users to upgrade immediately.