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Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release   
Tuesday, March 31 2009 @ 12:43 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

"It's out there now, or at least in the process of getting mirrored out", says Linus Torvalds, announcing -- in a typically low key fashion -- to the release of Linux kernel 2.6.29.

2.6.29 is made up of 11,010,647 lines of code, with the number of developers who contributed to it reaching a record high of 1,166. Unlike the lines of code that make up the kernel, the number of developers has not been constantly climbing.

In fact, this record was last held by release 2.6.25 with 1,124 developers contributing to it. All kernels between 2.6.25 and 2.6.29 never broke the 1,100 barrier in terms of developers.

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