It was not expected, but Linux 5.2 has been officially released. These are your news

Linux 5.2This has taken us by surprise, both for the hours and for the version released. The time is not so surprising, but the latest version of the Linux kernel has arrived a couple of hours later than its usual time. What is more surprising is that what Linus Torvalds launched on Sunday, July 7, was the final and official version of Linux 5.2, when what was expected, and himself it says, it was rc8.

Linux 5.2 has arrived after seven Release Candidates and has arrived two months after v5.1. Like the previous version, it is a normal version, that is, not LTS, which means that, even if it is labeled stable, it will always be less reliable than versions that have a longer support. Personally, I would only recommend updating to users who are experiencing very annoying hardware failures to try their luck to see if the new version fixes them. If this is not your case, it is best to stay with the version offered by our Linux distribution.

Linux 5.2 Highlights

  • Like every new release, it includes improved support for a large number of hardware, among which we have Logitech brand wireless hardware.
  • Includes Sound Open Firmware, which provides support for DSP audio devices.
  • New mount API for mounting file systems.
  • New open source GPU drivers for ARM Mali devices.
  • Support for skip upper and lower case in the EXT4 file system.
  • Performance improvements for the BFQ I / O scheduler.
  • Bug fixes and security patches.

Linux 5.2 is not yet available in kernel.org, But will appear at any time. Taking into account that it is the first version of this series, I think that the best thing for those who want to install it is to wait for the release of v5.2.1 or v5.2.2. Will you wait or install it as soon as it is available?


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