Linux 6.1-rc7 does not improve, and rc8 is expected next Sunday

Linux 6.1-rc7

I was warning him in previous weeks and things have not improved on this one, so in the end it will come true. linus torvalds He launched last night Linux 6.1-rc7, and the email is longer than expected, partly because he had to explain what's going wrong for him to consider releasing an eighth RC that is reserved for versions that don't arrive in good shape on time.

According to Torvalds, it is almost certainly that eighth RC will be released. The Thanksgiving that just passed didn't help much to make the week smooth, and a lot of information was already sent out on Friday. Dragging the problems of the past and with little reaction time, Linux 6.1-rc7 has more size than you would expect and want, but the father of Linux is not particularly concerned (he never is).

Linux 6.1 is coming December 11

Another week has passed. It started off quiet, and I was pretty sure that being Thanksgiving week here in the States would mean it would continue pretty quiet as well.

But I was wrong. The end of the week was the usual "people send me their stuff on Friday," and the weekend hardly slowed people down. So this week's stats are almost identical to the previous two weeks.

And it's not just the stats, it all looks very similar. Actually, there's nothing I'm worried about at all, except that it's a little more than I'm comfortable with. It should have slowed down more by now.

As a result, I'm now pretty sure this is going to be one of those "we'll have one more week and I'll do an rc8" release. Which in turn means that now the next meltdown window will be solidly in the holiday season. Whatever. It is what it is.

The initial release date was December 4, but everything seems to indicate that Linux 6.1 will arrive on December 11. When the time comes, Ubuntu users who want to install the new kernel version must do it on their own, being recommended to use software like Mainline.

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