Linux 3.18-rc5 Is A Bit Heavy On Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 16 November 2014 at 08:57 PM EST. 1 Comment
In traditional manner Linus Torvalds announced the Sunday afternoon release of the latest Linux kernel development build.

Coming out today is the fifth release candidate to the Linux 3.18 kernel. While last week Torvalds was happy with the state of 3.18-rc4, with 3.18-rc5 there are more changes than the previous release candidate.

While there's an uptick in changes merged this past week, -rc4 was a smaller release and Linus classifies this week's changes as not particularly "odd or scary" with the usual churn of regression/bug fixes. This latest update includes support for building with GCC 5 (and LLVM Clang SVN) that otherwise default to building with the GNU11/C11 C language standard.

The brief Linux 3.18-rc5 announcement can be read as always on the Indiana kernel mailing list. Linux 3.18 final is still a few weeks away but has a lot of new features.
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