Linus Torvalds announces the first Release Candidate of Linux 6.10

Linux 6.10-rc1

After the usual week of collecting information, Linus Torvalds launched a few hours ago Linux 6.10-rc1, which is the first Release Candidate of the next version of the kernel. At first, it is a normal size, maybe a little under. Being an RC1, "normal" means "good", although the father of Linux defines that word as "too big to put in the registry." Perhaps more interesting are some improvements related to the world of video games, or more specifically where they are executed.

And Linux 6.10-rc1 includes various improvements for handheld computers, as support for the Steam Deck IMU. The Inertial Measurement Unit is a component found in the Valve "console" and many other electronic devices, and is made up of sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers that measure the orientation, angular velocity and acceleration of the device. .

Linux 6.10-rc1 is the first Release Candidate of the next kernel version

«This appears to be a full size version, maybe even a little smaller. All the stats look pretty normal, but “normal” obviously means “too big to post short log”, so below is – as always – just my “merge log” which gives an overview of who I've fused with. only the most concise descriptions.

We don't have any new filesystems, and the xfs online repair job means that the bcachefs fixes aren't even the biggest change to the filesystem anymore. But all of that is dwarfed by the usual driver updates (and, as is tradition, GPU drivers have a huge lead, with networking a distant second and everything else relatively small).

But we have all the usual architecture updates, kernel cleanups and fixes, tools and documentation«.

Linux 6.10 will arrive about two months after the earlier version. Initially, if the usual 7 Release Candidates are released, it is scheduled for July 14th, the 21st if necessary, the eighth reserved for problematic developments. That they are adding support for handheld components is important. They are devices that are gaining a lot of popularity, and if the kernel supports their hardware it is easier for distributions like HoloISO or Chimera OS, both based on SteamOS, to work without problems.

Ubuntu users who are interested in installing Linux 6.10 when its stable version arrives better be patient. Although it is possible to install it manually or with tools such as Mainline Kernels, we recommend trusting Canonical and sticking to the kernel they offer us. It is a "mainline" one on which Shuttleworth and company apply the necessary patches. Oracular Oriole will arrive in October with, surely, Linux 6.11.

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