Yes, it's out there now and it's as big as 2.6.24-RC1 (The full diff is something like 11MB and 1.4M lines of diffs). I guess it will be a hard release (ohh, not again please) for Linus and other team member. The announcement was published on LKML and it already contains a bug that makes the build process failed until Sam Ravnborg puts a patch on it.
Meanwhile, 22.214.171.124 has just released few hours ago to fix the splice problem appeared before 2.6.24.x series. It's a good nature of Open Source paradigm. You find the bug, the team will push it upstream and the new release which squashed the bug is released in less than a day