Linus Torvalds announces 8th release candidate of Linux 6.1
Linux chief Linus Torvalds has announced the eighth release candidate of Linux 6.1.
Torvalds has been critical of codebase aspects in recent weeks. Still, the situation seems to have stabilized somewhat as we head close in on the final release. The announcement of the eighth release candidate (... Read more
Linus Torvalds warns that Linux 6.2 merge will clash with Christmas
Linux chief Linus Torvalds has warned contributors that the project's development cycle will clash with Christmas. Developers are advised to have their work ready prior to the holidays.
The warning was included in Torvalds' weekly development update, where he also announced the release candidate... Read more
Linux kernel 5.18 is officially available
Version 5.18 of the Linux kernel has officially been released. The final release followed after eight release candidates. In the meantime, preparations for version 5.19 have started.
According to Linux chief Linus Torvalds, the final release of version 5.18 hasn't undergone significant changes o... Read more
Linux 5.17 is live: more support for RISC-V, AMD and Intel
Linux 5.17 is available. The kernel strengthens support for RISC-V, AMD and Intel CPUs.
5.17 was delayed at the last minute due to the discovery of Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel and AMD processors. Lead developer Linus Torvalds pushed the deadline back by a week. The past few days were used t... Read more
Final Linux kernel release 5.16 not until January 2022
Linus Torvalds confirms that the final 5.16 release of the Linux kernel has been delayed and will not take place until early January.
In the release notes of the rc6 version of the v5.16 Linux kernel, Torvalds indicates that the final release will take place in early 2022. This is likely to be a... Read more
Linux kernel updated to 5.15, the last LTS version of 2021
The Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.15, gaining lots of functionality. 5.15 is the latest Long Term Support version for this year.
According to Linus Torvalds, the release of the Linux kernel is the result of a 'calm' development process, despite the outcry from developers over the so... Read more
Linus Torvalds says GitHub merges are ‘useless garbage’ as new NTFS support comes to Linux 5.15
Linus Torvalds plans to pull Paragon Software’s NTFS driver into the 5.15 kernel source. However, he complained about the use of GitHub merge in the submission, saying that it creates “absolutely useless garbage merges.”
Early last month, Torvalds made it known to Paragon Software that it ... Read more
Linux kernel v5.14 is ready and features the most commits in a long time
Version 5.14 of the Linux kernel is on its way and may debut next week, after going through a rather uneventful development process.
Linus Torvalds started this version on July 11th when he announced rc1 and told users to not expect any huge surprises and size-wise, to expect something within th... Read more
Linux 5.13 hits rc5, Linus Torvalds mildly concerned
The fifth Linux Kernel version 5.13 has just been released, and Linus Torvalds believes that the release will start shrinking soon
Linus Torvalds has been slightly concerned about how the releases have not calmed down yet. The rc5 is of average size, so he hopes that the releases will be shrinki... Read more
Linux 5.12 is a lightweight release but the next one will be bigger
Linus Torvalds announced the launch of Linux 5.12. He said the update is small but was careful to mention that the next one will have more changes and will probably be bigger. Torvalds said that both the shortlog (appended) and the diffstat are small.
He termed them a random collection of small ... Read more