Linux 3.19-rc7 Kernel Released: Linux 3.19 Final Coming Soon
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 2 February 2015 at 08:02 AM EST. 13 Comments
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The seventh and likely last release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel is now available.

Linus Torvalds announced the 3.19-rc7 release on Sunday night. Linus wrote:
Everything seems to be fairly calm and normal, so this is likely to be the last rc unless something unexpected suddenly comes up. Which means that I'd like to see more people test-booting and running this puppy just to check things out.

Fairly normal rc statistics - about 50% drivers, 20% arch updates (mostly arm and arm64, some x86), with filesystems showing up a bit more than usual (largely due to some quota changes), and the rest being "misc" - perf tooling, some minor kernel and vm changes etc.
Everything is coming together nicely for this major kernel update that brings a number of new features and improvements. Look for Linux 3.19 to be officially released in the next week followed by the Linux 3.20 kernel development.
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