Linux 2.6.36-rc8 Kernel Makes An Appearance
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 14 October 2010 at 10:31 PM EDT. 8 Comments
While last week it looked like the Linux 2.6.36 kernel was just days away with Linus Torvalds expecting the 2.6.36-rc7 release to be the last test milestone, this has turned out not to be the case as this afternoon a 2.6.36-rc8 kernel has made a debut.

No release announcement has yet to hit the Linux kernel mailing list even though the Linux 2.6.36-rc8 kernel has been tagged (in Git) for a few hours, but this release candidate just carries more regression fixes.

We would expect this eighth release candidate to be the last as it's not very often at all we see -rc8 or -rc9 releases, but that's up to Linus to decide for the Linux 2.6.36 kernel. At least kernel developers have an extra week now to work on their code for the next release cycle before its merge window opens, which will make the Linux 2.6.37 kernel all the more interesting.

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