Linux 3.19-rc5 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 18 January 2015 at 09:01 AM EST. Add A Comment
LINUX KERNEL --
Linus Torvalds has put out the newest weekly update of the Linux 3.19 kernel.

While Torvalds doesn't usually release 3.19-rc5 until late in the day on Sundays in Portland, he's currently down in New Zealand for 2015 Linux.Conf.Au and diving. As such, he ended up releasing 3.19-rc5 over Saturday night.

In his release announcement, Torvalds wrote, "Fairly normal release, although I'd wish that by rc5 we'd have calmed down even further. But no, with some of the driver tree merges in particular, this is actually larger than rc4 was. That said, it's not like there is anything particularly scary in here."

Linux 3.19 brings many exciting changes and new features and will likely be officially released in early February.
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