Linux 4.14-rc4 Arrives With This LTS Cycle Still Being Very Busy
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 9 October 2017 at 05:31 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.14-rc4 as the latest weekly test candidate for this kernel version that will be the 2017 long-term support release and be supported for a period of six years.

Torvalds noted in the overnight 4.14-rc4 announcement that the release candidates continue to be larger than their average size at this stage. 4.14 overall is a very busy cycle, but he's hoping things will calm down in the days ahead.

His brief release announcement can be read on the kernel mailing list. He notes that if the large RC trend continues, Linux 4.14 may go up to eight release candidates, but it's still too early to tell.

The prominent Linux 4.14 changes are outlined in our feature overview.

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