May 2, 2016

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel."

According to Linus Torvalds, things continue to remain fairly calm in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, which might very well get one more Release Candidate (RC), version RC7, next week, on May 8, 2016. Then, one week later, on May 15, we should be able to get our hands on the final release of Linux kernel 4.6, which will hit the stable repositories of various distributions most probably around June 2016.

"Things continue to be fairly calm, although I'm pretty sure I'll still do an rc7 in this series," said Linus Torvalds. "There's nothing particularly scary in here...

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