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Linux 3.7 Kernel Is About Two Weeks From Release

Linux Kernel

Published on 17 November 2012 12:16 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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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.

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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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