Torvalds Announces Linux 3.16-rc4

download (2)The latest release candidate mainly concentrates on drivers (gpu, usb, scsi, sound), filesystems (btrfs, ext4) and arch updates (mostly arm).

Linux founder, Linus Torvalds has officially announced the fourth Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.16. The RC4 is a successor to Linux 3.16-rc3. It is now available for download and testing. However, since it is a development version, it should not be installed on production machines.

“Things have calmed down nicely, and everything seems pretty normal. Maybe some of the calm has been due to people starting to take off for summer and (in the US) the 4th of July week, but whatever the reason, both the diffstat and the logs look nice and fairly small.” Torvalds said in the release note. The latest release candidate mainly concentrates on drivers (gpu, usb, scsi, sound), filesystems (btrfs, ext4) and arch updates (mostly arm).

Earlier, Torvalds announced the third Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.16. It mainly concentrated on architecture updates with relatively less driver updates than usual. “There’s perhaps relatively less driver updates than usual, with most of them being pretty small. Misc architecture updates (mips, powerpc, x86, arm) dominate the diff, and there are various random other updates. We’ve got filesystem updates (aio, nfs and ocfs2), a small batch of mm fixes from Andrew, some networking stuff.etc.” Torvalds said.

Here’s the complete Linux 3.16-rc4 release note.

Source: EFYTimes News

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