Linux 4.13-rc3 Kernel Released: It's A Small One
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 30 July 2017 at 04:03 PM EDT. 1 Comment
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Linus Torvalds has just released the Linux 4.13-rc3 kernel as the latest weekly test build.

The codename remains "Fearless Coyote" for 4.13-rc3, with Linus not changing the codename often these days. Linus wrote of RC3:
Another week, another rc.

Usually rc2 is the really quiet one, but this release cycle rc2 was fairly busy and it made me worry a bit about whether there was something bad going on with 4.13.

But no, it was just random timing, and people got started sending in fixes early, and this release cycle it's rc3 that is small. It's about half the size (in commits) of rc2 - usually things are the other way around. Maybe people are starting to go on vacation (August tends to be quiet in Europe in particular).

I'm not complaining. Quiet weeks are nice.

If you are not familiar with the new features of Linux 4.13, see our Linux 4.13 feature overview.
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