The sixth RC for the Linux 3.7 kernel
is another calm release. Linus anticipates releasing a 3.7-rc7, but then we should see the final release in about two weeks time.
The Linux 3.7-rc6 kernel release is a rather boring release as it should be for this late in the kernel's development cycle. There isn't too much churn but mostly just small updates/fixes with nothing overly exciting. Linus expects to release a 3.7-rc7 kernel next week, but unless anything major comes about, it will be the last release candidate. This means we're looking at the final Linux 3.7 kernel release the last week of November or first few days of December.
Last night's Linux 3.7-rc6 kernel release announcement can be found at LKML.org
There are many interesting features for the Linux 3.7 kernel
as covered in that detailed Phoronix article. While it's an exciting release, I've noticed many regressions still outstanding on Linux 3.7 -- the Intel DRM mode-setting is incorrect on the Sandy Bridge Intel SDV (HP EliteBook), some NVIDIA cards are seeing some Nouveau driver fall-out, and there's another power regression
. Meanwhile, there's also many features coming to Linux 3.8
that will be talked about in more detail in December.