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Linux 3.13-rc7 Kernel Is A Light Release

Linux Kernel

Published on 05 January 2014 12:55 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.13-rc7 kernel was released this weekend and development activity is quickly settling down, but there will still be at least a 3.13-rc8 next week before declaring the final version of this big kernel update.

As mentioned earlier on Phoronix, development of the Linux 3.13 kernel is taking some time and is intentionally being dragged out to work around the Linux.Conf.Au conference next week. There's expected to be 3.13-rc8 next weekend and then ideally in the following week we will see the final release.

Linus noted in this weekend's release announcement that development work has settled down and if it were not for his travels 3.13-rc7 would likely be the last development build. Changes in this week's release candidate is just the usual bug-fixes and churn throughout the drivers, file-systems, and architecture areas.

For Phoronix readers one of the patches worth mentioning in this new RC is the big RadeonSI performance improvement patch.

Overall the Linux 3.13 kernel brings many new features and should be a great release when it debuts in mid-January.

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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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