Developer of Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds announced that the sixth release candidate for Linux Kernel 6.0 is now available for download.
Torvalds stated that the RC6 is a minor update over the fifth release candidate as most of the maintainers were traveling for the Maintainers’ Summit in Dublin, OSS EU, and LPC 2022 events.
The sixth release candidate comes a few weeks before the release of Linux 6.0 stable in October. The update is anticipated to contain numerous features and improvements.
Meanwhile, Linus Torvalds said,
So this is an artificially small -rc release because this past week we had the Maintainers’ Summit in Dublin (along with OSS EU and LPC 2022), so we’ve had a lot of maintainers traveling.
Or, putting my ridiculously optimistic hat on, maybe things are just so nice and stable that there just weren’t all that many fixes?
Additionally, Torvalds said the Linux Kernel 6.0 RC7 candidate will be larger than usual because of the pull requests having shifted one week later. He also said there might be an 8th-release candidate if required.
Torvalds additionally stated,
Regardless, things look fine. I am expecting rc7 to be larger than usual due to pull requests having shifted one week later, and in the worst case that might mean that I might feel like we need an extra rc8, but for now, I’m going to assume it’s not going to be_that_noticeable and hope we’ll just keep to the regular schedule.
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