automake 1.9.4 is the only thing that pops out at me. with the kernel 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 are both quite stable by most reports I have heard. I haven't had a chance to look into the userspace events system in 2.6.10, although it's potentially the cleanest way to do the kernel work for the stabalizer, and if it is, then introducing a new mechanism has _no_ chance of being accepted mainstream. But don't quote me, cause I still haven't looked at it , sorry been busy, but i will very soon. my project has gotten to a point where it isn't taking all my time, so I should be able to do some work on this within the next few days.