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Preparing For The Linux 3.1 Kernel

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Published on 21 July 2011 12:09 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds is expected to release the Linux 3.0 kernel today. He has announced that the last-minute bugs that held up the Monday release should be addressed and he's preparing for the Linux 3.1 kernel merge window to be opened.

Linus wrote a message to the Linux kernel mailing list surrounding the 3.0 release and the forthcoming 3.1 developments. The 3.1 merge window is going to be opened during Torvalds' summer holiday, due to the 3.0 release delay. This may result in an extended merge window period, but he's encouraging all developers to submit their pull requests early if possible. Linus will again be diving for his summer holiday.

There's already a slew of new features to be merged for the Linux 3.1 kernel as noted in the previous Phoronix articles.

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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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