Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 14.04 has recently reached feature freeze, meaning that the developers are focusing on squashing existing bugs and not bringing new features anymore.
Just before the freeze, they have updated Unity 7 and added a new feature that allows the users to integrate the menus in the application’s panel, a feature that has been also implemented in Gnome 3.12.
Recently, the Canonical developers have announced that they have made Kernel 3.13.5 the default kernel of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr:
“The 3.13.0-12.32 Trusty kernel is available in the archive. It’s pulled the v3.13.4 upstream stable updates. We have also queued the next v3.13.5 upstream stable patches and anticipate this to be uploaded shortly. Our unstable branch has also been rebased to track the latest v3.14-rc4 release,”
Canonical aims to implement the latest (stable) kernel available on their Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, in order to have support for the newest hardware. If Kernel 3.14 gets stable until Kernel Freeze of Ubuntu 14.04 scheduled the 3rd of April, Canonical may release Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr with Kernel 3.14, but it’s too early to talk about this now.
Because Kernel 3.13 is not a long-term release, the Ubuntu developers will have to maintain the kernel on their own, while no update patches will be available, after the kernel’s EOL.