- Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 6.1 release candidate 8, which is expected to be the last release candidate.
- The eighth release candidate is smaller than the previous release candidate and comes with a few changes spread all over.
- Torvalds also said that there are already a few pull requests scheduled for when the 6.2 merge window opens up.
The eighth release candidate of Linux kernel 6.1, which is expected to be the next long-term support kernel release, has been released and we are one week away from the final release. Linus Torvalds stated that everything has begun to calm down and it is noticeably smaller release compared to previous ones.
In the release announcement, Torvalds said that the latest release candidate comes with few changes that are spread all over and nothing particularly stands out. Also, there are some pull requests scheduled for the Linux kernel 6.2 merge window, Torvalds says. Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux kernel said,
« So we’ve finally started calming down, and rc8 is noticeably smaller than previous release candidates.
So everything looks good, and while the calming down may have happened later than I wished for, it did happen. Let’s hope this upcoming week is as quiet (or quieter).
The changes here are few enough that scanning through the shortlog below should give you an idea of what’s been going on, but it’s basically small changes spread all over. Nothing particularly stands out to me.
I’m also happy to see that I already have a few pull requests scheduled for when the 6.2 merge window opens up, so some people are being proactive and want to have everything already lined up for a calm holiday season. Hint, hint. »
What is the most recent Linux kernel?
The latest version of Linux Kernel is 6.2 and it was released on February 20, 2023. Also, the latest LTS (Long-Term Support) version of Linux Kernel is 6.1 and it was released on December 11, 2022. The final release of Linux kernel 6.3 will be available in late April.
How do you check the installed Linux kernel version?
You can check the Linux kernel version of your system with three different methods. You can simply use uname -r command to quickly check the Linux kernel version. You can also use cat /proc/version to check the version from a file. Installing the neofetch application is also an option to check the kernel version and it provides additional information about the other packages installed as well.
Can the Linux kernel be customized?
Yes, the Linux kernel can be customized. You can customize the Linux kernel by enabling or disabling specific options, and even adding new functionalities. But it’s a complicated process; you can check online guides about customizing the Linux kernel.
Is it legal to edit the Linux kernel?
Yes, it is legal to edit the Linux kernel since it is under General Public License.
Is the Linux kernel open source?
Yes, the Linux kernel is an open-source project.
Who developed the Linux kernel?
Linus Torvalds has developed and still developing the Linux kernel.
Does Linus Torvalds still work on Linux?
Yes, Linus Torvalds still works on developing the Linux kernel.
What is the Linux kernel written in?
Linux kernel code is written in the standard C programming language.