Linux 6.8-rc7 Released by Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds just issued Linux 6.8-rc7 as we approach the stable release of Linux 6.8 in the next week or two. With concerns raised about the need for an extra “-rc8” candidate, this week’s release appears to be on track for a smooth transition to the stable kernel version.
In the announcement for Linux 6.8-rc7, Torvalds stated that the current release is smaller than usual at this point in time, indicating a potential skip of an additional release candidate before reaching the stable version. If all goes well, Linux 6.8 could be released as early as next Sunday on March 10th.
The feature overview of Linux 6.8 highlights significant changes and new hardware support that will be introduced in this latest kernel version. This update is expected to be utilized by distributions such as Fedora 40 and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS this spring.
For more information on Linux 6.8-rc7, visit Phoronix.