A new version of the Linux kernel, 3.17.5, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman and it's now the latest and most advanced version that you can get, at least for a few hours. The 3.18 branch is scheduled to make an appearance very soon.
The 3.17.x branch has been out for some time, but it didn't got a lot of updates. The devs have focused more on the upcoming 3.18 version and it looks like that one is almost out. In any case, if you have a system based on this version it's very likely that you will get an upgrade soon enough."This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 3.17.5 release. There are 122 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response to this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please let me know," Greg Kroah-Hartman says in the email announcement.The official announcement hasn't arrived just yet, but the final version of this kernel is already available for download. More details about this release can be found in the official announcement. You can download the source package for Linux kernel 3.17.5 right now from Softpedia. You can compile it on your own, but you need to know what your doing.