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Linux 3.5-rc6: Getting Close To Final

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Published on 08 July 2012 08:26 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc6 kernel on Saturday night.

The bulk of the release message concerning this sixth RC release of the Linux 3.5 kernel comes down to "Another week, another -rc. And happily, another week of calming down. Noticeably fewer commits in here than in -rc5, and I think we're getting closer to a final release."

The remainder of the message comes down to alerting developers about the Linux 3.6 kernel merge window. For those developers taking holiday in August, if you will be away, Linus suggests possibly just delaying the work until the Linux 3.7 kernel rather than dropping a lot into Linux 3.6. With that said, Linus is thinking that the Linux 3.6 kernel may be a calm release to end out the summer.

Some of the good features about the Linux 3.5 kernel are talked about in this article.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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