Linux 4.7-rc6 Released, Bigger Than The Earlier RCs
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 4 July 2016 at 08:32 AM EDT. 4 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
Linus Torvalds has released the sixth weekly test version to the Linux 4.7 kernel.

Linus noted in the release announcement about 4.7-rc6, "I'd love to tell you that things are calming down, and we're shrinking, but that would be a lie. It's not like this is a huge rc, but it's definitely bigger than the previous rc's were. I don't think that's necessarily a big problem, it seems to be mostly timing - we've just happened to get merges from most subsystems (eg networking from Davem, and all of the usual device driver subsystems from Greg, not to mention the GPU updates and all the random other subsystem maintainers). But networking (both drivers and core) is the most noticeable part."

If you are unfamiliar with the Linux 4.7 new features and functionality, see our kernel feature overview.
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