You don't have to be old...
...to appreciate boring. It just helps a little bit.
Linus Torvalds has decided the time is right to give the world a new version of the Linux kernel, announcing its delivery in a brief Sunday afternoon post. "Nothing particularly odd or scary happened this last week, so there is no excuse to delay the 6.5 release," he wrote. The emperor penguin admitted some trepidation about …
I still have my beloved old rusty Dodge with bench seat, column shift, no ABS, window cranks, manual door locks. But I did upgrade from the 2-barrel carb to a Fitech throttle body injector, even though I had to mount an O2 sensor in the exhaust header, because it simply runs better (and “tunes” itself).
(I’m still on kernel 5.15 because the newer stuff still isn’t properly implemented on my 4+ years old hardware, which already works well enough for my needs. But by all means, keep innovating, who knows when it might come in useful...)
I still have a 5+ year old build running whatever it was back then, as the print/scan server for my Epson A3 printer and similar scanner. Epson's Linux drivers, such as they are, broke on newer builds and the 3rd-party supplier (quaintly refereed to as "Linux" by the Epson "support" disaster), never updated them. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Normally I don't pay attention to kernel releases but I'm looking forward to the 6.6 or 6.7 kernel, provided the EEVDF scheduler lands. I've hitherto had to fix stutter/jitter in my games by reducing timeslices, and related parameters (similar to zen but on the standard kernel), which is a somewhat brutal way.
I know it's not the first time someone have claimed to have a better scheduler but one can hope and it does look good so far.