Linux 4.7 Kernel Officially Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 24 July 2016 at 04:23 PM EDT. 26 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
As expected, the Linux 4.7 kernel was officially released this Sunday afternoon.

Linus commented in the release announcement, "Despite it being two weeks since rc7, the final patch wasn't all that big, and much of it is trivial one- and few-liners. There's a couple of network drivers that got a bit more loving. Appended is the shortlog since rc7 for people who care: it's fairly spread out, with networking and some intel Kabylake GPU fixes being the most noticeable ones. But there's random small noise spread all over."

If you aren't familiar with the Linux 4.7 kernel, see our feature overview or for a short synopsis, this morning's Linux 4.7 biggest features.

Now to start talking more about Linux 4.8... For those curious about the size of Linux 4.7, here is the fresh cloc numbers I just ran on this kernel:
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Language                             files          blank        comment           code
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C                                    23054        2224358        2046861       11333930
C/C++ Header                         17559         426872         729704        2798041
Assembly                              1416          47407         110844         241769
XML                                    181           3436            243          50370
make                                  2192           8266           7870          34984
Perl                                    47           4622           3597          24341
Bourne Shell                           190           2011           3367          10707
Python                                  43           1550           1662           8513
yacc                                     8            655            355           4327
HTML                                     4            509              0           4284
lex                                      8            299            288           1891
Bourne Again Shell                      48            390            261           1612
C++                                      1            231             58           1581
awk                                     10            132            129           1130
NAnt script                              2            128              0            475
Pascal                                   3             49              0            231
Lisp                                     1             63              0            218
Objective C++                            1             55              0            189
m4                                       1             15              1             95
XSLT                                     6             13             27             71
vim script                               1              3             12             27
Windows Module Definition                1              0              0              8
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SUM:                                 44777        2721064        2905279       14518794
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