Team members working alongside upstream (and downstream) developer Greg k-h have decided to no longer request stabilization of the vanilla sources kernel. Team members and arch teams (understandably) are unable to keep up with the 1-2 weekly kernel releases (per version), and therefore will now direct users to always run the latest vanilla sources, or to run gentoo-sources for a fully Gentoo supported kernel. We will continue to do our best effort to request and get stabilized g-s versions.
1. Upstream release rate is now a much higher 1-2 kernels a week.
2. Very frequently, these releases contain security fixes.
3. This rate of release puts arch teams in a difficult position, since it is unsustainable to try to keep up to date with stabilization
4. By continuing the policy of providing a stable vanilla kernel version, Gentoo is giving a false sense of security to its users, since by the time the
kernel does get stabilized, a newer version with more security fixes is almost always already released
Eventually, we will be updating our project pages to reflect these changes.