February 3, 2014

Kernel Prepatch 3.14-rc1

The 3.14-rc1 prepatch is out, and the merge window is closed for this development cycle. Everybody hoping for a π-oriented codename for this release will be disappointed: "I realize that as a number, 3.14 looks familiar to people, and I had naming requests related to that. But that's simply not how the nonsense kernel names work. You can console yourself with the fact that the name doesn't actually show up anywhere, and nobody really cares. So any pi-related name you make up will be *quite* as relevant as the one in the main Makefile, so don't get depressed." Instead, this kernel is named "Shuffling zombie juror."

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