Happy new year and good-bye bzip2

Good-bye bzip2

We started listing xz-compressed versions of kernel archives in all our announcements back in March 2013, and the time has come to complete the switch. Effective immediately, we will no longer be providing bzip2-compressed versions for new releases of the Linux kernel and other software. Any previously released .tar.bz2 archives will continue to be available without change, and we will also continue to provide gzip-compressed versions of all new releases for the foreseeable future.

So, from now on, all releases will be offered as both .tar.gz and .tar.xz, but not as .tar.bz2. We apologize if this interferes with any automated tools.

Happy new year!

Happy new year to all kernel.org users and visitors. The Linux Foundation and Linux Kernel Archives teams extend their warmest wishes to you all, and we hope that 2014 proves to be just as awesome (or awesomer) for the Linux kernel.

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