Linux 6.7-rc8 arrived just in time to say goodbye to the year and prepare this week's stable

Linux 6.7-rc8

No surprises. Although the opposite could also have happened, the development of the next version of the kernel is taking place during the Christmas period, so the majority of collaborators are now working more relaxed, if at all. So, although there have not been many problems, it has been necessary to Linux 6.7-rc8 which I arrive on December 31, 2024. And he did it with just enough time to go see the chimes (or whatever they do) with the Finnish developer.

December 31 was the date on which the stable version could have arrived, and also, if they had decided, the LTS of 2023. In the end, or rather weeks before, it was decided that Linux 6.6 would remain. with that award, so the end of the story was already known: on the 31st an 8th RC would arrive and next Sunday, the January 7, the stable will arrive.

Linux 6.7 is coming January 7

"So rc8 is mostly a placeholder, and an 'I make rc's every week, whether they matter or not.'" Shortlog added for completeness.

And hey, regardless of whether all of you are interested in trying another rc or not, let's hope you had a good 2023 and we hope for an even better 2024!

Taking into account that nothing has stood out for the worse in the last eight weeks, it is expected that at the end of this week Linux 6.7 will be delivered to us. Ubuntu users who want to install it next Sunday will have to do it on their own, for which we usually recommend using Mainline Kernels, a tool with a graphical interface that allows you to download and install kernel versions developed directly by Torvalds and his team.

Although the advice that we are getting used to giving is rather different, that of stay with the kernel that Ubuntu uses by default. It is true that it is a few months behind what mainline or mainstream, but that's not always a bad thing. Canonical is in charge of adding the patches that are necessary, and this way we also avoid carrying out operations that could be dangerous. Whatever is chosen, and whatever system is used, Happy 2024 to everyone.


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