Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 Release Candidate 4, Go Test It Now

Just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the fourth RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel.

We were waiting for the Release Candidate 4 build of Linux kernel 4.7 to appear online on Sunday, June 19, but it looks like Linus Torvalds had other plans for the weekend that has just passed, so he dropped a short announcement an hour after midnight, on June 20, 2016.

According to Mr. Torvalds, the fourth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.7 includes about two-thirds drivers (USB, GPU, iiO, LEDs, DMA, etc.), multiple architecture updates (mostly ARM and x86), small improvements to various filesystems, updated documentation, as well as a bunch of other patches to core kernel components and the usual bug fixes.

“It’s been a fairly normal week, and rc4 is out,” said Linus Torvalds in today’s announcement. “The bulk of the driver updates are … (read more)
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