Linux News Today: Linus Torvalds Is 'Really Happy' with Linux Kernel 4.3 Release Candidate 6
It’s Sunday evening for many of us Linux users, so the release of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.3 kernel is “in plan” for some overnight testing.
Just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds announced that the sixth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.3 is now available for download and testing from the usual places, and it appears that things are calming down very well for this release, which makes Mr. Torvalds really happy.
“Things continue to be calm, and in fact have gotten progressively calmer. All of which makes me really happy, although my suspicious nature looks for things to blame,” says Linus Torvalds. “Are people just on their best behavior because the Kernel Summit is imminent, and everybody is putting their best foot forward?”
According to Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.3 Release Candidate 6 consists of a great number of driver updates, especially for things like InfiniBand, which includes a copyright message clarification, and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), various small architecture updates, mostly for x86 KVM fixes for SMM emulation, as well as a few mm improvements.
Linux kernel 4.3 arrives in November 2015
From the looks of it, Linux kernel 4.3 is getting very closer to a final release, as there aren’t more than seven or eight Release Candidate builds published during the entire development cycle of the project. Considering the fact that things are calming down and all that, there should be another RC version next week.
Therefore, the final release should be unveiled sometime in the first week of November 2015. Until then, you can download Linux kernel 4.3 Release Candidate 6 right now from the kernel.org website or via Softpedia and start testing it. Please remember not to use it on production machines where stability is of the essence.