Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 28 December 2014 at 08:10 PM EST. 2 Comments
Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.

Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.19-rc2 this evening per his usual weekly release cadence and simply wrote, "This -rc is tiny, for all the obvious reasons. I don't expect that to last, but we'll probably have another week of relative calm until things really start normalizing. About 80% drivers (drm being the bulk of it by far), with a few small fixes around arm64, auditing and some random small one-liners elsewhere."

The Linux 3.19 kernel has been under development since Linux 3.18 was released at the beginning of this month. As outlined already in dozens of Phoronix articles, Linux 3.19 brings a lot of new features and it will be the first major kernel release of 2015.
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