Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.11-rc1 release on Sunday afternoon.
This is the first tagged development release for the Linux 3.11 kernel
after its merge window was open the past two weeks. In this time, a lot of features were merged although Linus says it wasn't as much as Linux 3.10.
For details as to the features of the Linux 3.11 kernel, read The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel
. Most notably is the Radeon dynamic power management support, Radeon HD 8000 series GPU support, stabilizing of Intel Bay Trail, Nouveau VP2 video decoding support, Lustre file-system support, Zswap, ARM improvements, and much more.
While the release announcement is quite brief and doesn't dive into the major features of 3.11-rc1, it can be found on the kernel mailing list archives
. Now with -rc1 being tagged, you can expect performance benchmarks soon on Phoronix of Linux 3.11!