Linux 3.18-rc4 Shows Kernel Development Finally Calming Down
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 9 November 2014 at 06:20 PM EST. Add A Comment
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While Linus Torvalds was a bit unhappy about the continued flow of late changes for the Linux 3.18 kernel, with today's 3.18-rc4 release he's happy that the past week has indicated a slowdown in changes for Linux 3.18.

Linus Torvalds noted in his announcement that things looked really calm until Saturday when people started pushing more changes for this fourth weekly release candidate. However, overall, things are now looking good for Linux 3.18.

The changes in the past week include mostly driver fixes followed by architecture packaes and then file-system updates and other random changes. Linux 3.18 overall has a ton of exciting changes and new features while being oddly codenamed the Diseased Newt.
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