Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.2.75 LTS Is Out and Marks Four Years of Support for the Branch
Ben Hutchings has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.75 LTS (Long Term Support).
The Linux kernel 3.2.x branch is one of the oldest, and it’s only surpassed by the 2.6.32.x branch, which is just ancient. At this point, Linux kernel 3.2.x is being used so much that it would be pretty much a small tragedy of they decided to pull the plug.
Usually, new LTS versions of the Linux kernel don’t last this long, and they reach end of life in a reasonable amount of time, but some of older branches have managed to survive despite all odds and they still get updated from time to time.
Linux kernel 3.2.75 LTS brings a small number of changes and improvements, even though this is a fairly old version. The LTS stands for Long Term Support, which is really stretching it for this particular version. Linus Torvalds launched Linux kernel 3.2 in January 2012, which means that it’s been around for four years, and it’s still going strong.
Linux Kernel 3.2.75 is now ready for download
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.2.75 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,” said Ben Hutchings in the official announcement.
Users of the Linux kernel 3.2.x branch are urged to update to the new version as soon as possible, which in this case is basically anything launched in the past 4 years. It’s also a good idea to check newer kernel branches, if the repositories used by your distribution have them.
Check the official announcement for more details about this release. You can download Linux kernel 3.2.75 LTS right now from Softpedia. Please keep in mind that this is the source and that you will need to compile it.