The Linux 3.14-rc5 kernel was announced this afternoon by Linus Torvalds and it marks a fairly calm week for kernel development.
Linus Torvalds wrote
in his 3.14-rc5 announcement:
Another week, another rc.
Things were fairly calm, and fairly normal. Drivers account for just under 60% of the patch (sound dominates due to a couple of patches that are larger but trivial, but there's various misc oneliners all over). The rest is mostly arch updates (mainly powerpc and xtensa), and then there's a smattering of small stuff elsewhere.
Not a lot. Which is just how I like it.
Go verify that it all works for you..
For more details on this next kernel release, see our many Linux 3.14 kernel articles
that includes early performance benchmarks. There's also our Linux 3.14 feature overview
that extensively covers the many features of this next kernel release.