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Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead 86

Posted by timothy
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hypnosec writes "The Linux 3.7 kernel has been delayed by one week as Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.7-rc8 instead. Because of some hiccups following the 'resurrection of a kswapd issue,' Torvalds wasn't comfortable releasing version 3.7 this week and instead went ahead with another release candidate. Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time."
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Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead

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  • Oh no! (Score:5, Funny)

    by MrHanky (141717) on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @03:10PM (#42182663) Homepage Journal

    I was so looking forward to playing with Linux 3.7 this weekend.

  • by SeaFox (739806) on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @03:40PM (#42183125)

    Would the GNU icon really be appropriate for a story about Linux and not the Hurd itself?

    • by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @03:53PM (#42183303) Homepage Journal
      Agreed - I vote for a picture of Torvalds with his face painted up to look like Tux.
    • by tindur (658483)
      There must be a GNU/Linux icon here somewhere...
  • Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time."

    Merry Christmas to all, indeed!

  • by Dystopian Rebel (714995) * on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @04:05PM (#42183493) Journal

    And because I'm dragging it out for another week, I'm going to be
    *very* bitter if anybody sends me pull requests this late in the game
    that aren't for major issues. If you send me small irrelevant stuff
    that doesn't fix major issues (oopses, security, things like that),
    I'm going to curse at you

    In the spirit of forgiveness and magnanimity, Linus has offered not to call anyone a "fucking moron who should kill himself" this Christmas.

    Don't screw up the peace and goodwill, people, or there will be hell to pay!

    • by epSos-de (2741969)
      Actually, he curses often and is probably overworked by now. I suppose that the Christmas madness is having an effect on him and that he did not buy the gifts yet.
  • Quality control (Score:3, Insightful)

    by eckman (55874) on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @05:30PM (#42184703)

    We've seen a lot of news recently on slashdot about software being released before it is ready. This is just a glimpse into the inner-workings of a very large development team making a tough, but correct, call.

    Thanks Linux & Co! Keep up the good work!

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