Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 5.2, First RC Out Now

With two weeks passed after the release of Linux kernel 5.1, Linus Torvalds has kicked off the development of the upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel series over the weekend.

The two-week merge window is now closed and the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone has been released for public testing and early adoption to discover pesky bugs and other annoyances that might block the final release of the Linux 5.2 kernel series later this summer. Things looks normal for now and everything is on track for a calm release.

“Things look fairly normal. Just about two thirds of the patch is drivers (all over), with the bulk of the rest being arch updates, tooling, documentation and vfs/filesystem updates, of which there were more than usual (the unicode tables for ext4 case insensitivity do end up being a big part of the “bulk” side),” says Linus Tor… (read more)

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