Linux 4.6-rc5 Is Another Fairly Calm Weekly Kernel Update

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 24 April 2016 at 08:48 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.6-rc5 kernel a brief time ago.

Torvalds explained of 4.6-rc5, "Things continue to be fairly calm: rc5 is bigger than rc4 was, but rc4
really was tiny. And while we're back to fairly normal commit counts for this time in the release window, the kinds of bugs people are finding remain very low grade: there's absolutely nothing scary in here. If things continue this way, this might be one of those rare releases that don't even get to rc7. At least that's how it feels now, although to be honest I suspect that even if things continue this calm I'd do the normal rc7 just because there's no particular hurry or reason not to."

You can find more about Linux 4.6-rc5 specifically via the mailing list announcement. If you are behind in your knowledge about this forthcoming major kernel update, see our dozens of Linux 4.6 kernel articles. As of Linux 4.6-rc5, the kernel is still codenamed "Blurry Fish Butt", which is the codename it's been on for quite a while now.
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