After a series of release candidates, Linus Torvalds could well be ready to unleash version 4.16 of the Linux kernel onto the world at the weekend. That is unless he changes his mind about the RC build: “rc7 is much too big for my taste,” he says in his weekly update to the kernel mailing list.
Torvalds says that while he’s not planning for there to be an eighth release candidate, the current size is causing him to think about the best course of action. For those who have not been following the story, he also details what’s new in Linux 4.16.
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