Linux 4.2-rc6: The Kernel Is Settling Down, 4.2 Final Likely In Two Weeks

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 9 August 2015 at 05:17 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds has announced the latest weekly test release of the Linux 4.2 kernel.

Compared to last week with 4.2-rc5, Torvalds is more content this week with the state of the kernel and is hopeful he'll be able to officially release Linux 4.2 in two weeks.

He noted in the release announcement, "So last week I wasn't very happy about the state of the release candidates, but things are looking up. Not only is rc6 finally shrinking noticeably, the issues I was worried about had fixes come in early in the week, and so I don't have anything big pending. Assuming nothing new comes up, I suspect we will end up with the regular release schedule after all (ie in two weeks). Knock wood."

As usual for major kernel releases, Linux 4.2 is bringing a lot of new features and improved functionality.
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