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Linux 3.8-rc7 Kernel: Drivers & Random Smattering

Linux Kernel

Published on 08 February 2013 05:13 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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A week has passed since the previous release candidate so Linus Torvalds has now tagged the Linux 3.8-rc7 kernel. This latest kernel release still isn't as quiet on development activity as he'd like, but it's getting better.

Last week Linux complained about the size of the kernel for this late into development of the Linux 3.8 kernel and this week it looks like the development tide is still rather high. "It still hasn't been as quiet as I'd have preferred."

As far as the kernel changes, Torvalds notes for Linux 3.8-rc7, "Mostly driver updates (usb, networking, radeon, regulator, sound) with a random smattering of other stuff (btrfs, networking, so on. And most everything is pretty small."

The release announcement for Linux 3.8-rc7 can be found on the Indiana LKML archive.

For those not up to speed on Linux 3.8, see The Feature Overview For The Linux 3.8 Kernel. There's also already a lot of features queuing up for Linux 3.9.

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