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    Phoronix: Linux 4.15 Goes Further Into Overtime: Linux 4.15-rc9

    Linux 4.15 isn't happening today as planned: there's simply too much recent activity and some bugs known to be outstanding. As such, we're up to the ninth weekly release candidate...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...5-rc9-Released

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    begs the question, why doesnt the Great Man himself ( that being Linus ) do 9 RC's all the time? maybe the kernels wouldnt be so fucked if he did

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Anvil View Post
      begs the question, why doesnt the Great Man himself ( that being Linus ) do 9 RC's all the time? maybe the kernels wouldnt be so fucked if he did
      Why not 10? Or heck, 11? How about 50 RCs? That would for sure make things better, right?

      The obvious answer is that there's always a tradeoff involved in any decision.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

        Why not 10? Or heck, 11? How about 50 RCs? That would for sure make things better, right?

        The obvious answer is that there's always a tradeoff involved in any decision.
        as long as he got the Major Bugs fixed during 9 RC's i'd be happy , the minor bugs can be fixed during a point release

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        • #5
          Not surprised one bit. There should be a whole month delay and that is only after heavy testing of the significant changes made.

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          • #6
            Why have RC's at all? Looks to me like Linus takes about two months no matter what and it's not like anyone but him gets to vote on the candidates...

            Think I'll stick with RC8 for a while since everything's working with nVidia 384.111 and I don't need any more surprises. Heck, I might even skip the official release and go straight to 4.16-RC1 or RC2. 4.15 has no future anyway.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by InsideJob View Post
              Why have RC's at all? Looks to me like Linus takes about two months no matter what and it's not like anyone but him gets to vote on the candidates...

              Think I'll stick with RC8 for a while since everything's working with nVidia 384.111 and I don't need any more surprises. Heck, I might even skip the official release and go straight to 4.16-RC1 or RC2. 4.15 has no future anyway.
              what makes you think 4.16 will have a future?

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              • #8
                I expected Linus to rename Fearless Coyote to something like Meltdowned Spectronious or even Kaiser re Trampolinicus Plus
                Last edited by dungeon; 01-21-2018, 10:43 PM.

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                • #9
                  For the amdgpu driver users the Linux mainline kernel is partially implemented as always. In this version there is zero bug fixes or new code for the amdgpu driver. Compare the diff column at kernel.org to this: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/...-next-4.17-wip

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by InsideJob View Post
                    Why have RC's at all? Looks to me like Linus takes about two months no matter what and it's not like anyone but him gets to vote on the candidates...

                    Think I'll stick with RC8 for a while since everything's working with nVidia 384.111 and I don't need any more surprises. Heck, I might even skip the official release and go straight to 4.16-RC1 or RC2. 4.15 has no future anyway.
                    it will be used by ubuntu 18.04 and next linux mint the most used distros out there but ok

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