Linux 4.0 Might Be Released Today With Its Numerous New Features

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 April 2015 at 10:38 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Linux 4.0 might be officially released before the day is through.

Linus Torvalds indicated last week when releasing Linux 4.0-rc7 that Linux 4.0 might be released next weekend (this weekend). Nothing dramatic happened in kernel development over the past week with say any mighty regressions, but as he'll be travelling in the days ahead, he may end up delaying Linux 4.0 for one more week to avoid opening the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window while he's preoccupied. We'll see shortly what he's decided to do for the Linux 4.0 release.

If you're not already well familiar with all the work that's gone into Linux 4.0, you certainly haven't read enough Phoronix with there having been dozens of articles covering Linux 4.0 features/changes. For a recap of the work, see the list of changes that interested me and the shorter list of work within the big features of Linux 4.0.

More Linux 4.0 benchmarks will be forthcoming on Phoronix.
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