Linux 3.17-rc7 Released: Linux 3.17 Final Release Pushed Back
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 28 September 2014 at 07:42 PM EDT. Add A Comment
While Linus Torvalds was looking at possibly releasing Linux 3.17 this weekend, there's been a chance of course with a 3.17-rc7 kernel instead having been released.

Over the past week the kernel changes didn't calm down to Torvalds' liking and as such 3.17-rc7 was put out today with the final release being planned for next weekend. However, due to LinuxCon Europe travels, Linus will likely delay opening the 3.18 kernel merge window for one week rather than immediately opening the Linux 3.18 window following the 3.17 debut.

Found in today's 3.17-rc7 debut are just a variety of changes across the board, but as usual for this stage of the release cycle are mainly driver regression/bug fixes, etc. If you aren't up to speed on the Linux 3.17 kernel features, see, our top features overview. The 3.17-rc7 announcement can be found via

More Linux 3.17 kernel benchmarks at Phoronix to come.
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