Linux 3.9 Kernel Delayed By One Week; 3.8-rc8 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 21 April 2013 at 11:24 PM EDT. 7 Comments
While it looked like the Linux 3.9 kernel would be released this weekend, a 3.9-rc8 release was warranted and is out this Sunday evening.

Linus Torvalds explained that he was hoping to release Linux 3.9 final this weekend, but there ended up being a surplus of issues that led him to tagging another kernel release candidate. In the end, Torvalds decided, "another week won't hurt."

The brief and rather uninteresting Linux 3.9-rc8 release announcement can be read on the kernel mailing list.

For those not familiar with the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel, checkout Interesting Features, Changes In The Linux 3.9 Kernel.
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