The 2.6.25 cycle settles in

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The 2.6.25-rc1 prepatch was released on February 10. The -rc1 release, of course, indicates the closing of the merge window and the beginning of the stabilization period for this cycle. So I’ve updated all of the weather forecast pages to reflect what went in and what didn’t, and generally updated it (often by extending potential merge dates into the future - I never promised I actually knew what I was talking about…)

About 9500 changesets were merged for this release - that’s a lot of new code. The pace of kernel development does not look like it will be slowing down anytime soon.

After my upcoming travels, I’ll do a cleanup pass. There’s some old-news topics which can come out at this point, and a few new ones which should certainly be there.