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Linux 3.12-rc7 Released; Final Version Likely In One Week

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Published on 27 October 2013 08:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The seventh -- and likely last -- release candidate for the Linux 3.12 kernel is now available. While late in the release cycle, there's been an uptick in new patches merged this week.

After a week of the Linux Kernel Summit in Edinburgh, Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.12-rc7 this Sunday. He noted in his release announcement that it's likely the last RC, which would make the final release available within roughly one week's time.

There's more changes in 3.12-rc7 than earlier test releases due to a later pull of the networking updates and then the usual assortment of driver updates. While a larger update, Torvalds still feels the final release is on track. There's a chance there still could be 3.12-rc8, but we'll have to wait and see what the test results yield.

The Linux 3.12-rc7 release announcement can be read on the Indiana LKML archive. For those unfamiliar with this next kernel update, see our Linux 3.12 feature overview and the dozens of other 3.12 articles, including ongoing benchmarks.

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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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