I have just now found out why. Quoting from lwn.net:
The Linux kernel development process stands out in a number of ways; one of those is the fact that there is exactly one person who can commit code to the "official" repository. There are many maintainers looking after various subsystems, but every patch they merge must eventually be accepted by Linus Torvalds if it is to get into the mainline. Linus's unique role affects the process in a number of ways; for example, as this article is being written, Linus has just returned from a vacation which resulted in nothing going into the mainline for a couple of weeks.
But I notice also a similar hiatus with 18.104.22.168 which was released on 2010-05-26. I'm not sure, but I thought that branch is updated independently of Linus. But then, they probably mostly apply backports of whatever is approved in the mainline kernel, so they would be held up too.
Comments:Posted on 5 Jul 2010, 3:44 by aarf
you planning on doing a Julia Gillard ?
Posted on 6 Jul 2010, 5:23 by Steven P
22.214.171.124 was released today
Posted on 6 Jul 2010, 17:33 by Iguleder
126.96.36.199 is out, I'm already working on some backports and fixes :)
Posted on 6 Jul 2010, 18:09 by Iguleder
Patches for 188.8.131.52
Here's my patch set:
- aufs2-27 git, all-in-one patch
- wireless-compat patch, all-in-one too, the largest text file I've ever seen, 13 MB :D
- squashfs4 from 184.108.40.206 backport, the 220.127.116.11 changelog doesn't mention any squashfs changes so it's alright ... the 18.104.22.168 squashfs cannot be backported that easily, I tried that and no success :(
- ext4 rename patch, yours
- sfs in aufs branch patch, yours
- printk patch, yours