We are glad to announce the USAGI STABLE RELEASE 5, dated on January 4th, 2004. This is the last major STABLE release based on linux-2.4 kernel from USAGI Project. Our primary target of development is moved to linux-2.6 kernel.

Changes from the STABLE RELEASE 4.1 are:

However, the IPsec and Mobile IPv6 implementations included in this STABLE release may not developed further. Because the IPsec stack was written for linux-2.4 kernel by USAGI Project and currently we have rewritten NEW IPsec stack for linux-2.6 kernel and the stack is included linux-2.6 mainline kernel. The IPsec stack included linux-2.6 kernel is implemented based on "xfrm" architecture and we will continue developing based on the NEW IPsec stack.

The Mobile IPv6 stack is the same situation as the IPsec. The Mobile IPv6 stack included in this release is developed by HUT GO Project and the stack is mainly written for linux-2.4 kernel. Currently USAGI Project and GO Project have started joint project for developing new Mobile IPv6 stack based on linux-2.6 kernel.

You can get our complete kit which includes kernel tree, library and applications from <ftp://ftp.linux-ipv6.org/pub/usagi/stable/kit/> .

We also provide separate patches against the main-line kernel and the tools <ftp://ftp.linux-ipv6.org/pub/usagi/stable/split/> .

Many of our efforts are already in mainline kernel tree. We will continue making reasonable size patches and trying to merge it into mainline kernel tree.

We announce the latest information on our web pages. Please check our web site <http://www.linux-ipv6.org>.

We also manage the mailing lists for USAGI users. If you have questions, please join the mailing list. Comments and advises are also welcome on that mailing list. Please visit <http://www.linux-ipv6.org/ml/> for further information.


About USAGI Project

The USAGI Project is managed by volunteers and aims to provide better IPv6 environment on Linux freely. We are tightly collaborating with WIDE Project, KAME Project and TAHI Project, and trying to improve Linux kernel, IPv6 related libraries and IPv6 applications. Our snapshots are released every two weeks and stable release is released several times a year. Please check our web site http://www.linux-ipv6.org for the latest information.

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