Development of Linux 4.14, the next LTS (Long Term Support) kernel series, continues with the fifth RC (Release Candidate) milestone, which was announced by Linus Torvalds himself this past weekend.
According to Linus Torvalds, things have finally starting to calm down for the development of the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel, and it looks like the RC5 snapshot is smaller than he would have expected, at least smaller than last week’s RC4, which is a good thing, meaning that there won’t be need for eight RCs during this cycle.
“We’ve certainly had smaller rc5’s, but we’ve had bigger ones too, and this week finally felt fairly normal in a release that has up until now felt a bit messier than it perhaps should have been,” said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. “So assuming this trend holds, we’re all good. Knock wood.”