Linux 4.2-rc1 Released: One Of The Biggest Ones Ever

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 July 2015 at 04:36 PM EDT. 5 Comments
Right on schedule Linus Torvalds declared the first release candidate to the Linux 4.2 kernel.

Linus made fact that this release is "one of the biggest ones ever", Linus explained, "it turns out that it will depend on how you count. Just counting pure commits, it is indeed one of the bigger rc1's in recent history, but 3.10-rc1 was almost as big, and then the final 3.10 grew from that more than most. I doubt we'll match the 3.10 release, since we have been getting progressively better at *not* merging tons of stuff after -rc1. And it turns out v3.15-rc1 had more commits than 4.2-rc1 does (by a hair), so even there this isn't the biggest rc1 ever, if you count the number of commits. But it's certainly up there with the best of them."

Torvalds' release announcement doesn't cover all of the fine details of Linux 4.2-rc1, so if you're interested in knowing what's changed, read my extensive article from earlier today: The Many New Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel.
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