The linux 2.6.27 kernel is neither released nor finished. Its merge window was officially closed with the [http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/2.6.27-rc1_Pretty_Dang_Busy 2.6.27-rc1 release on July 28th.]
1. External Links
If you want to know what is waited before this KernelNewbies summary is completed, yo can read
a review of what went into the merge window at the Linux Weather Forecast : [http://linux-foundation.org/weblogs/lwf/2008/07/29/the-2627-merge-window-closes/ The 2.6.27 merge window closes]
a partial feature list on LWN : [http://lwn.net/Articles/289990/ 2.6.27: what's coming (part 1)].